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Nightingale (Schooner), U18123, collision, 21 Aug 1856

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Schooner NIGHTINGALE, and Propeller NEPTUNE collided on Lake Huron, damage to former $600, to latter $800
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      COLLISION. - We learn that night before last, the schooner NIGHTINGALE, of the Lake Navigation Company's Line, collided with the propeller NEPTUNE, on Lake Huron. The NIGHTINGALE struck the NEPTUNE on the larboard bow, and raked the whole side of that boat, carrying away one arch post, ten or twelve stanchions, part of her cabin work, and nearly all her upper rail. We did not learn that the NIGHTINGALE sustained any material damage. The NEPTUNE arrived here yesterday morning, and proceeded on her voyage. - Detroit Free Press, 23.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, August 25, 1856

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NIGHTINGALE Schooner. U. S. No. 18123. Of 272 tons gross. Built Conneaut 1856 by Shaler. 138.0 x 29.5 x 11.3 two masts. Wrecked Lake Huron 1869.
      Herman Runge List.

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $600
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Nightingale (Schooner), U18123, collision, 21 Aug 1856