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Adriatic (Bark), sunk by collision, 19 Nov 1863

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Bark ADRIATIC, cargo wheat, sunk by collision with the Bark TWO FANNIES, off Forty Mile Point, Lake Huron. Total loss
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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By telegraph to the Board of Lake Underwriters dated Detroit, Nov. 22, we gather the following: Bark ADRIATIC with cargo wheat from Chicago to Oswego sunk by collision with the bark TWO FANNIES, off Forty Mile Pt., Lake Huron, Thursday evening last. The TWO FANNIES was towed into Presque Isle by the prop. POTOMAC, badly damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 23, 1863 3-3

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      The bark ADRIATIC, laden with grain, from Chicago to Oswego, was sunk by colliding with the bark TWO FANNIES off 40 Mile Point, Lake Huron, on Thursday evening last. The propeller POTOMAC towed the TWO FANNIES, badly damaged, into Presuqu Isle.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, November 24, 1863
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      The tug KATE WILLIAMS has returned to Detroit from her expedition to Middle Island, Lake Huron. The schooner ANNA C. RAYNOR and the bark ADRIATIC, the objects of her mission, have been abandoned. The crews of both vessels were brought to Detroit by the WILLIAMS.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, December 3, 1863

      SHIP-BUILDING AT BLACK RIVER. -- The bark TWO FANNIES that was damaged in collision last season with the bark ADRIATIC, has been repaired at Port Huron, during the winter.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 14, 1864

Bark ADRIATIC, of 382 tons. Built Clayton, N.Y., by John Oades in 1856.
      Herman Runge Notes

Barkentine ADRIATIC, of 382 tons. Built Clayton, N.Y., by J. Oades in 1856. Owned by Fowler & Esseltyne & Co. Home port, Clayton. Value, $10,000 Class, A 2. REMARKS:- Rather Flat.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Marine Register, 1863

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Cargo: $30,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.48529 Longitude: -83.90945
William R. McNeil
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Adriatic (Bark), sunk by collision, 19 Nov 1863