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Georgiana (Schooner), collision, 13 Aug 1847

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GEORGIANA Schooner, in collision with the Steamer SARATOGA below Erie. Schooner lost bowsprit and foremast.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

GEORGIANA Schooner, came into collision August 13, 1847, with the Steamer SARATOGA, between Erie and Buffalo. The Schooner carried away her bowsprit and foremast and was towed into Buffalo by the SARATOGA.
      Casualty List for 1847
      Erik Hyle's private papers

COLLISION.---About 10 o'clock on Friday night, as the steamer SARATOGA was
nearing this port, she came in contact with the Canadian schooner GEORGIANA.
The schooner struck the SARATOGA just forward of her starboard wheelhouse,
doing but very little damage to the boat; but the schooner had her bowsprit and
one mast carried away. She was taken in tow by the steamer, and brought back
to port. The collision was sheer carelessness on the part of the officers of the
vessel.----Buffalo Express
      Detroit Free press
      Wednesday, August 18, 1847

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Lives: nil
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Georgiana (Schooner), collision, 13 Aug 1847