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E. W. Cross (Brig), collision, 1 Aug 1865


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MARINE DISASTER. -- On Monday evening, about 10, o'clock , the brig E.W. CROSS, in consequence of a heavy sea and brisk breeze, came to anchor about a mile off Lake View, outside Chicago Harbor. Fifteen minutes had scarcely elapsed, when the schooner BAENSCH, plunging headlong before the gale, struck the brig on the port quarter, nearly cutting her in two. The CROSS instantly filled, but being loaded with lumber, did not sink. The crew, after great suffering during the night, were saved next morning by the tug CRAWFORD. The BAENSCH lost her entire rigging, and her crew were also rescued, in a very exhausted condition, by the same tug. The CROSS was worth $16,000; insured $12,000. The BAENSCH was an old vessel; loss not ascertained.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 25, 1865
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1865
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24699
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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E. W. Cross (Brig), collision, 1 Aug 1865