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De Soto (Bark), U6141, collision, 20 Jun 1857

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Barque DE SOTO, and Schooner ELLEN PIKE collided on Lake Michigan. Property loss $350 (both vessels)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 casualty list)

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Schooner ELLEN PIKE lost head gear by collision with Bark De SOTO, thirty miles north of Chicago. Property damage $40.
      Chicago Daily Press
      Casualty List for 1857

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      COLLISION. - The Bark DE SOTO and schooner ELLEN PIKE collided on
Saturday night, about thirty miles north of Chicago. It was very foggy at the time,
and neither vessel saw the other until too late to avoid the collision. The DE SOTO
being light sustained no damage, but the schooner had her fore-rigging, cathead,
bowsprit, and everything forward, carried away, and although blowing quite fresh
at the time, Capt. Boyd managed to work his vessel into port. - Chic. Trib. 23.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, June 24, 1857

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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De Soto (Bark), U6141, collision, 20 Jun 1857