The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. Reeves (Schooner), collision, 3 Dec 1854

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REEVES, C. Schooner in collision with Propeller FALCON on Lake Erie, the FALCON jetted copper and other cargo to save herself. Property loss $25,000 ( for both, mostly FALCON)
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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PROPELLER FALCON.---A dispatch from Capt Woodward of the propeller FALCON
state that the cause of his leaking was his being run into by the schooner C. REEVES.
The schooner had all her head gear carried away, and was in a disabled condition. Capt.
Woodward was obliged to throw overboard his deck load to keep his vessel up. He then
put into Grand river for repairs. He left again on Saturday night, for Buffalo, but fell in
with the C. REEVES, in her disabled condition, and towed her back to Grand River.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, December 6, 1854

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The prop. FALCON came into port yesterday from Grand River, where she had been to repair. She appears to have suffered badly from the collision with the schr. C. REEVES. Capt. Woodward had to throw overboard nearly $30,000 worth of wheat, flour and copper to save his vessel. - Buffalo Democracy
      Cleveland Leader
      December 11, 1854 3-4

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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C. Reeves (Schooner), collision, 3 Dec 1854