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Eclipse (Propeller), collision, 1 Oct 1863


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ECLIPSE Propeller, collision with Schooner S.E. HUDSON, off Point Abino, Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wed. Jan. 20, 1864

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The prop. ECLIPSE, Capt. Crosby of the N.Y. Central Line, left this port for Toledo about 3:00 Sunday morning, and about 4:00 came in collision with the schr. E.W. HUDSON (sic) laden with wheat from Chicago to Buffalo. The HUDSON sunk immediately after the collision and her main mast is just above the water about 1 mile this side of Pt. Abino, and about 2 miles from the north shore. The crew of the HUDSON were all saved with the exception of John Flannagan of Detroit, who was drowned. The ECLIPSE brought them to the city. Two of the crew were slightly injured. The hull and cargo were insured. (2-6)
      ALSO
A disasterous collision occurred yesterday morning about 5:00 on the lake about 10 miles from the lighthouse, between the prop. ECLIPSE, Capt. Crosby, and the schr. HUDSON. The collision was so violent that the schooner sank in a few minutes after the accident, in 18 fathoms of water. The HUDSON was laden with 18,000 bushels wheat, consigned to Messrs. Griffin & McDonald of this city. The schooner was owned by Mr. Hudson of Detroit. The only casualty attending the disaster was the drowning of 1 man, who was sleeping in the forecastle at the time. The others were promptly rescued by the men of the propeller. The ECLIPSE was slightly damaged, and returned to port. She was soon put in trim, and started during the forenoon on her trip to Toledo.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 19, 1863 3-1

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A collision occurred on Sunday morning about 5:00 on the lake 10 miles from the lighthouse, between the prop. ECLIPSE, Capt. Crosby and the schr. HUDSON. The collision was so violent that the schooner sank in a few minutes in 18 fathoms of water. The HUDSON was laden with 18,000 bushels wheat, from Milwaukee, consigned to Messrs. Griffin & McDonald of this city. The schr. was owned by Mr. Hudson of Detroit. One of the crew of the schooner was drowned, the others were promptly rescued by the crew of the propeller. The ECLIPSE was slightly damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 19, 1863


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $150
Date of Original:
1863
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Local identifier:
McN.W.310
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Eclipse (Propeller), collision, 1 Oct 1863