The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William Treat (Brig), U26170, collision, 27 Sep 1856

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Brig WILLIAM TREAT, cargo lumber, and the schooner DEFIANCE, collided on Lake Huron, the latter sinking in deep water, the former was towed into port. Property loss $38,500 for both vessels ?
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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COLLISION - The schooner DEFIANCE and brig WILLIAM TREAT, both belonging to the Lake Navigation Company, collided on the 27th, on Lake Huron. The schooner sunk soon after off Presque Isle. She was loaded with wheat for Oswego. The brig was loaded with lumber, and could not sink, but became water-logged and was towed by the tug RELIEF, into Presque Isle. The DEFIANCE, we subsequently learn, is a total loss. Her crew escaped without injury.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 2, 1856

Barge WILLIAM TREAT. U. S. No. 26170. Of 389.97 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: ?
Cargo: ?
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
William R. McNeil
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William Treat (Brig), U26170, collision, 27 Sep 1856