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W. Monteith (Brig), collision, 13 Sep 1847

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MONTEITH, W. Brig, sunk the schooner COURIER near Erie. loss over $12,000.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

      COLLISION:-The schooner COURIER, laden at this port for Buffalo with corn, provisions and ashes, and the Brig W. MONTEITH, laden at Buffalo with merchandise for the ports on lake Michigan, came in collision on Monday morning about 2 o'clock, between Conneaut and Erie, a heavy breeze at the time. The Brig split her bowsail at the heel, and received some additional small damage, but will soon be ready to proceed on her voyage. She struck the Schooner in her main rigging, carrying away her main-mast and staving in her side, it is supposed, as she sank soon after in 12 fathoms water. The insurance on the schooners cargo is $4,600 in the Protection Ins.Co. and $1,200 in the Aetna; on the hull, $2,000 in the Buffalo Mutual, and $4,500 in the North Western Insurance Co. The Captain of the schooner arrived last night bringing intelligence of the disaster, and this morning Mr. Weatherly, the General Agent for Lake Erie of the" North Western "paid the owner of the vessel the amount insured by that Company.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wed. Sept. 15, 1847

ANOTHER COLLISION.---The brig MONTEITH, Capt. M.Dimmick, came in last evening from Buffalo. Her stem is badly crushed, and leaks some. This will delay her for some time. Her cargo--a full load for Chicago--is now unloading, and it is supposed she will have to be hauled out for repair.
      The collision happened about 2 o'clock Sunday morning, somewhere between Erie and Conneaut. There seems to be but little doubt that the vessel she struck was the COURIER, loaded with corn, bound down.----Plain Dealer
      Detroit Free press
      Thursday, September 16, 1847

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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W. Monteith (Brig), collision, 13 Sep 1847