The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Game Cock (Schooner), collision, 18 Jun 1863

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Schooner GAME COCK, collided with the Schooner RECIPROCITY on Lake Huron.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      COLLISION. - The schooner GAME COCK, in ballast, bound up, collided with the
schooner RECIPROCITY, bound down, laden with corn, on Thursday morning last,
when near Point Au Barque, about six miles from land, seriously damaging both
vessels besides the loss of some two thousand bushels of corn. The RECIPROCITY
was struck in the port bow, cutting her to below the water line, and damaging
her square sail and fore mast, which will have to be replaced by new ones. The
GAME COCK had her jibboom head gear carried away, badly bruising her bow.
The damage to each vessel will be about $600. The tug PARKER hearing of the
disaster went to their relief. Both vessels will return to Detroit for repairs - Detroit
Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, June 22, 1863

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $860
Freight: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Game Cock (Schooner), collision, 18 Jun 1863