The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fulton (Schooner), collision, 30 May 1856

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Schooners FULTON and LOOKOUT, collided on L.E. Property loss $1,000.
      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 Dertoit, which states that the schooner LOOKOUT had collided
with the schooner FULTON and had her stern torn off. 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
delow 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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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Fulton (Schooner), collision, 30 May 1856