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Water Witch (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Jul 1854

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WATER WITCH Schooner, collided with Propeller NEW ENGLAND in Detroit River, the Schooner sunk. Property loss $5,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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The Canadian schooner WATER WITCH, bound for Goderich, with an assorted cargo, from Detroit, was run into and sunk by the propeller NEW ENGLAND, on Wednesday night, in the vicinity of Hog Island. Her crew with the exception of one man who was drowned, were taken on board the propeller, which shortly after carried away the bowsprit of the schooner CARLTON, which was lying at anchor opposite the Custon House.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      August 1, 1854

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.34004 Longitude: -82.98047
William R. McNeil
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Water Witch (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Jul 1854