The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wed., Oct. 24, 1877

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ACCIDENT TO THE STEAMER CHIEF JUSTICE WAITE. - Monday afternoon the Northern Transit propeller Milwaukee, in making the wharf at Put-in-Bay, ran into the steamer Chief Justice Waite, striking her on the port side forward of the paddle box, breaking through her rails and into the kitchen, the contents of which were badly demolished. Under the impression that the steamer would have to be docked to receive her repairs, her officers had her towed to this port by the tug Carrington, which arrived at Clark's dry dock early yesterday morning. The damage to the Waite is estimated at about $300. No blame is attached to the Milwaukee's officers, as the accident was occasioned by the engine getting on center, which prevented her checking in time to avoid striking the Waite.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Wed., Oct. 24, 1877