The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William F. Allen (Schooner), sunk, 1 May 1854

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ALLEN, WILLIAM F. Schooner, sunk near Malden C.W. Property loss $3,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

Detroit, May 4. -- Schooner W.F. ALLEN, while bing towed up the river, ran on a sunken rock near Malden. All attempts to get her off have proved unsuccessful.
      Cleveland Morning leader
      Friday, May 5, 1854

THE F.W. ALLEN. -- This vessel which sunk below Fingting Island, and to which a propeller from Detroit took a steam pump, has been raised and towed into Malden to be unloaded. From Malden she will be taken to Cleveland to be repaired, her owners residing at that place.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, May 18, 1854

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.08339 Longitude: -83.04985
William R. McNeil
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William F. Allen (Schooner), sunk, 1 May 1854