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Thornton (Schooner), U24105, collision, 1 Jul 1857

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THORNTON Schooner, collided with Schooner JOHN THURSBY in the Detroit River. Damage to former $400 and to latter $1,600
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

      A letter this morning from the Marine Inspector Woolverton to the Sec'y of the Board of Lake Underwriters, says the schooner THORNTON in tow of the tug ELLIOTT in Detroit River, ran into the new schr. JOHN THURSBY, at anchor near Malden on the night of the 20th ult. Both vessels had head gear carried away and the THURSBY considerably damaged in her hull. The latter was on her first trip and belonged to E. S. J. Bemis of this city.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 2, 1857 2-5

      REPAIRED. -- The schooner THORNTON has been supplied with a new jib-boom and head-gear, and has sailed for Oswego. The schooner JOHN THURSBY has also been repaired. The repair of the fracture in her starboard bow is done in a most workman-like manner, and she is in all respects "as good as new." She will proceed to New Blatimore, to load with staves for Buffalo. -- Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, July 9, 1857

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Thornton (Schooner), U24105, collision, 1 Jul 1857