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Mechanic (Brig), U16399, collision, 1 May 1855

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MECHANIC Brig and Schooner PERSEVERANCE collide off Point Au Barques L. H. Damage to MECHANIC $5,100 to PERSEVERANCE $2,000
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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BRIG "MECHANIC" ---We learn that the brig MECHANIC, from Chicago to this port with a cargo of corn, was dismasted, on Lake Huron, a few days since, in a gale. No particulars received.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, may 19, 1855

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COLLISION.---We noticed, on Saturday morning, that the brig MECHANIC had been dismasted on Lake Huron. We since learn that she was run into, on that lake, by the new schooner PERSEVERANCE, hence for Chicago. The brig had some forty stanchions carried away, her mainmast carried away, and sustained other damage. She was got down to Algonac, and was to have been towed to Detroit for repairs.
She was owned by Rounds, Hudson, & Ranny, and was bound to this port from Chicago with corn. The PERSEVERANCE belongs to Kinne's Line, and was on her first trip up. What damage she sustained by the collision was not known.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, May 21, 1855

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Mechanic (Brig), U16399, collision, 1 May 1855