Boston, MA Steamer Lampasas - Lightship Pollack Accident, Dec 1899

STEAMER LAMPASAS

Arrived at Boston from Galveston with a Hole in Her Bow

Boston, Mass., Dec. 6 -- The steamer Lampasas, which arrived at this port today from Galveston, Tex., had a big hole in her starboard bow, the damage having been sustained in a collision with the Pollack lightship last night. The steering gear became disabled and she struck the lightship a glancing blow, which made a hole fifteen feet long, fifteen feed wide and extended to within two feet of the load water line.
The Lampasas, after some difficulty, repaired her steering apparatus and patched up the hole in her bow with canvass. She reached here without further mishap.

San Antonio Daily Express, San Antonio, TX 7 Dec 1899