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Lookout (Schooner), U14675, collision, 30 May 1856

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LOOK OUT Schooner, and Schooner FULTON in collision on Lake Erie. Property loss on hull $1,00 ( for both ?)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      COLLISION. - We were shown a telegraph on Saturday to Capt. D.P. Dobbins from Capt. Basse of Detroit, which states that the schooner LOOKOUT had collided with the schooner FULTON and had her stern torn out. She was leaking badly and would have to go into dry dock.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 2, 1856

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      COLLISION. - The schooners FULTON, of Oswego, and LOOKOUT, of Buffalo, both bound down, came in collision on Friday night, off Bar Point, a short distance below the mouth of the Detroit River. The LOOKOUT, which was loaded with wheat had her bowsprit and some of her forward rigging carried away, and her cut-water broken off, causing her to leak considerably. She immediately put about, and returned to this port, and went into dry dock for repairs, without discharging her cargo. The FULTON had her rail broken forward of her rigging, and received some other slight damage. She kept on her course. - Detroit Advertiser, 1st.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 4, 1856

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Schooner LOOKOUT. U. S. No. 14675. Of 226.22 gross tons; 214.91 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1855. Home port, Kenosha, Wis. 127.0 x 27.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Lookout (Schooner), U14675, collision, 30 May 1856