Schooner P.P. PRATT and steamer CRESCENT CITY collide on Lake Erie, damage to latter $3,000, to former $400.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)
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SERIOUS COLLISION. - The steamer CRESCENT CITY, of the Cleveland Line, which left here last evening, came in collision with the schooner P.P. PRATT, loaded with lumber, bound to this port, a short distance below Long Point. The schooner struck the steamer full on the larboard bow, staving in her hull and cutting her down to the water's edge. The water came in considerably, but the freight was taken aft, so as to raise her bows, and, after in bed quilts, &c., she was brought safely into port, and will go into dock for repairs. Her damage and loss in time will be heavy, as it will require 8 or 10 days to repair her. The schooner arrived today about noon, having lost her bowsprit, cutwater, and, in fact, all her head gear. She looks pretty much used up about the head.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Saturday, August 30, 1856
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