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Contest (Schooner), collision, 1 Nov 1855

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CONTEST Schooner, and Barque AMERICAN REPUBLIC collide in South Passage, Lake Huron. Property loss $2,000 (for both ?)
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

Capt. Davison reports that the bark AMERICAN REPUBLIC, from Chicago for this port with a cargo of oats, was at anchor on the 23d, at False Presque Isle, with bowsprit gone and stem and knight heads badly started from plank. She had canvas over her bows and was leaking badly. She reports having seen the schooner CONTEST at anchor in the South Passage. Also a large fore-and-after ashore on the North FoX Island.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, November 28, 1855

The schooner CONTEST, hence for Chicago, lost her foremast, bowsprit and gaff, and split her mainsail in consequence of a collision in the Straits a few days since, but succeeded in working into Sheboygan, where she now lies.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, December 4, 1855

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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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Contest (Schooner), collision, 1 Nov 1855