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David Ferguson (Brig), U6098, collision, 1 Sep 1854

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FERGUSON,D. Brig, and Schooner GRAND TURK, collide at head of River St. Clair. Property loss $1,000 (for both ?)
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

      COLLISION.---We learn from the captains of vessels which arrived yesterday, that a collision occurred last week, just below the rapids, between the brig DAVID FERGUSON, bound up, and the schooner GRAND TURK, bound down. The FERGUSON was cut to the water's edge, and had to put into Port Huron for repairs, and schooner GRAND TURK had her stem, jib and bowsprit carried away, and had also to go to Newport for repairs.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, September 26, 1854

BRIG "FERGUSON"---The newspapers do tell egregious yarns sometimes. A few days since we had the Brig FERGUSON, of this port, reported as cut down to the waters edge, by a collision with a barbarous mussulman, and in a sinking condition. Shortly after, the bonny brig made her appearance in port, with no marks of damage, except a few new timbers and planks on her starboard bow. Capt. Stewar says the repairs have only cost about $100, and his craft has discharged and loaded with grain, and is on her way down again by this time.----Milwaukee Sentinel
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, October 12, 1854

Schooner DAVID FERGUSON. U. S. No. 6098. oF 223.47 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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David Ferguson (Brig), U6098, collision, 1 Sep 1854