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Mercer (Schooner), dismasted, 1 May 1863

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Schooner MERCER, dismasted on Lake Erie, May 1863. Property loss $400.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      DISABLED. - The schooner MERCER, Capt. Morrison, was towed up to this port early yesterday morning by the steamer PEARL from the Clay Banks, where she became disabled by the storm of Monday. While beating up for the mouth of the Detroit River her foremast went by the board, and with it jib, jib-topsail and topsail, also her headgear and some of her light spars. She arrived here in a leaky condition and requiring considerable repairs before she can proceed on her voyage. She is bound to Lake Superior with a cargo of coal. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, June 5, 1863

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Reason: dismasted
Hull damage: $400
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Mercer (Schooner), dismasted, 1 May 1863