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White Cloud (Schooner), U26247, collision, 14 Aug 1855

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WHITE CLOUD Schooner, and propeller TOLEDO, collide in Lake Huron. Both damaged. Property loss $2,500 (for both)
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

      COLLISION. -- The Chicago Times says that the propeller TOLEDO, from this city, reached that place on the 14th, inst., with a cargo of railroad iron. She reports that while crossing Lake Huron in the night, with her lights burning all right, she came in contact with a schooner, name unknown, but with her lights properly displayed. Both vessels seemed desirous of avoiding each other, but owing to same mistake the collision took place. The schooner struck the propeller amidships, staving in her upper works badly. It is thought that had it not been for the weight and inertia of the railroad iron on her deck, the force of the concussion would have sunk her. In the confusion the vessels separated again, and the damage sustained by the schooner is not known.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, August 17, 1855

Schooner WHITE CLOUD. U. S. No. 26247. Of 243.65 tons gross; 231.45 tons net. Built Clayton, N.Y., Home port, Chicago, Ill. 130.0 x 35.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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White Cloud (Schooner), U26247, collision, 14 Aug 1855