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SHIP NAME: Eagle Augusta KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source DSN
type D
volume N
material
dead 0
link

The restored 19th centrury sailing ship Elissa was involved in a collision Saturday with a tanker in the Houston Ship Channel. Sherelyn Mitchell, who witnessed the incident from her husband's boat, said it appeared that the Elissa got caught by the current of the tanker and struck its stern. The impact apparently cracked the Elissa's bowsprit, which Mitchell said was no longer straight.


source CTX
type D
volume N
material C
dead 0
link

Does not show up in CGMIX, despite the fact that collision must have been observed by VTS. This ship also had a collision with a barge in Sabine River a few weeks later in which it appears that Augusta passed another ship at spd sufficient to suck it in. A cracked bowsprit of a square rigger can be dangerous, possibly resulting in a dismasting.