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Perseverance (Schooner), collision, 1 May 1855

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

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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, Husdon & Ranny, and was bound to this port from Chicago
with corn. The PERSEVERANCE belonged 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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The schooner ENTERPRISE (sic) which came in collision with the brig MECHANIC,
on Lake Huron last week, and concerning which fears were entertained for her,
has we learn, been towed down to Port Huron, where she will be repaired.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, May 23, 1855

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Perseverance (Schooner), collision, 1 May 1855