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Cortlandt (Brig), collision, 1 Oct 1854

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CORTLAND Brig, and Brig HELFENSTEIN, collided off Presqu'Isle, Lake Huron. Property loss $1,000 ( for both vessels)
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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COLLISION ON LAKE HURON.---We learn from Capt. Ingraham that the brig COURTLAND owned by Rounds, Hudson & Ranney, was run into near Middle Island Reef by the brig J.J. AUDUBON, and had her bowsprit and head gear carried away. The COURTLAND was towed to Detroit by the propeller MAYFLOWER, where she will be repaired.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, October 26, 1854

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      We learn by a letter received yesterday, from one of the owners of the Brig COURTLAND, that that vessel was run into and damaged by the Brig HELFENSTEIN, and not the J.J. AUDUBON, as at first reported. The HELFENSTEIN also received considerable damage, but has arrived safely at Chicago. The COURTLAND will be repaired and out again in a week.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, October 27, 1854

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
William R. McNeil
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Cortlandt (Brig), collision, 1 Oct 1854