The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1872

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p.2 V.P.T.W.C. - 5.

-Imports - 6.

-Collision Near Port - Sinking of the Schooner Medbury

Last evening about 8 o'clock, the schooner Medbury, owned in Chicago, left port with a cargo of salt for Chicago, shipped by Messrs. J. Carruthers & Co. She got as far out as Nine Mile Point, but found the weather too heavy, and turned back to port. Off Four Mile Point, near Snake Island, she collided with the schooner Hercules, owned by Mr. Zealand, of Hamilton, going outward with a load of railroad iron. The former vessel was struck on the port side, between the stem and the fore-rigging, and sunk in a very few minutes, in deep water. One of her crew got on the Hercules, and the others escaped in the jolly boat, afterwards being towed in by the Hercules. The Hercules lost her head gear and her stem is broken. She got safely to port, and will be repaired. Both vessels had their lights up, and there is something singular about the collision; some one will have to pay the piper. The Medbury and her cargo are insured. The Captain also insured his freight.

p.3 Collision With a Barge - barque Gibraltar collided with barge on St. Clair Flats, now being repaired at Detroit Dry Dock.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Nov 1872