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Caroline A. Bemis (Brig), sunk by collision, 30 Sep 1854


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BEMIS Brig, and Brig CAROLINE collide near the head of Lake Erie, former sank in deep water, cargo coal. Property loss $7,000 (for both vessels ?)
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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Brig C.A. BEMIS 207.45 Tons. Valued at $5,000. Home port, Buffalo. Total Wreck during 1854.
      List of Vessels Wrecked During 1854
      Buffalo Democracy Feb. 28, 1855

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COLLISION :-Vessel Sunk. The Brig CAROLINE A.BEMIS, Capt. Ferris, bound from Cleveland to Chicago with a cargo of 200 tons of coal, was run into by the Brig CAROLINE on Saturday night at 12 o'clock, about midway between Cleveland and Point Au Pelee. The CAROLINE was bound from Chicago to this port, with a cargo of corn. The BEMIS was struck just forward of the fore chains, cutting her to the waters edge, and causing her to sink in ten minutes. The CAROLINE lost her cutwater and somewhat damaged her fore-rigging.
The crew of the BEMIS all escaped, some getting on the CAROLINE as she struck, and the others cut away the small boat, and by this means reached that vessel. The BEMIS was a new vessel, only four years old, though not a first class. She was owned by K.K. Bruce and Capt Ferris and was valued at $5,000. She will be a total loss and was partially insured. (Buffalo Denocracy)
      Detroit Free Press
      Thurs. Oct. 5, 1854


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1854
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Local identifier:
McN.W.1762
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Caroline A. Bemis (Brig), sunk by collision, 30 Sep 1854