The Arthur B. Homer, loaded with ore, was in a head-on collision, October 5, 1972, with the unloaded Greek salty Navishipper at Buoy 83 in the Detroit River's Fighting Island Channel. Navishipper reportedly had no licensed pilot aboard at the time, a violation of Maritime law. There were no injuries, but the Homer suffered extensive bow damage up to and including part of her pilothouse. The Homer was repaired at the American Ship Building Co., Lorain, OH and on April 10, 1973 she departed the shipyard with a new pilot house.

Data from Ahoy & Farewell II
Pictures by John P. Havican