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Cape Horn (Schooner), U4345, collision, 13 Jun 1857

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Schooner CAPE HORN and Schooner PRINCESS VICTORIA, collided near Sodus, Lake Ontario. Property Loss $800 (for both).
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1857 (1857 casualty list)

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      COLLISION. - A collision occurred on the 13 inst., off Sodus, between the schooners CAPE HORN and PRINCESS VICTORIA. The latter suffered to the extent of $750 damage; the former was only slightly injured. Both repaired at Oswego.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, June 29, 1857

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Collision - The brig PRINCESS VICTORIA came in collision with the schooner CAPE HORN,
about 40 miles above Oswego, near the middle of the lake, on Friday night. The CAPE HORN, was slightly damaged in her head gear, the the PRINCESS VICTORIA had all her head-gear carried away to her stem, and her larboard bow stove in near the water's edge. They were both towed into port by the new tug HIRAM OERRY, Jr., Capt. Nathaniel Wright, on Saturday afternoon.
      Oswego Palladium
      Monday, June 15, 1857

Schooner CAPE HORN. U. S. No. 4345. Of 202.93 tons gross; 192.79 tons net. Built Hurton, O., 1857. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 121.4 x 215.4 x 9.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.23784 Longitude: -77.06136
William R. McNeil
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Cape Horn (Schooner), U4345, collision, 13 Jun 1857