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Fortune (Schooner), collision, 1 Nov 1857

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FORTUNE Schooner, in collision with Schooner C.C. TROWBRIDGE near Bar Point, Lake Erie. TROWBRIDGE sunk. Property loss $28,000 (entire sum, for both vessels )
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      The schr. C. C. TROWBRIDGE was run into on Friday evening about 5 miles below Bar Point, by the schooner FORTUNE, and sunk. Both vessels passed down on Friday evening in tow of the tug R. R. ELLIOTT, which took them as far as the mouth of the river, and soon after reaching the lake a snow storm came on which obliged the TROWBRIDGE to anchor. The FORTUNE came down soon after, and, striking the TROWBRIDGE just forward of the mainmast, cut her nearly down to the water's edge, and she soon sunk in about 3 1/2 fathoms water. The FORTUNE had her jibboom and head gear carried away, but was not injured sufficiently to detain her, and she proceeded on her voyage. The TROWBRIDGE is lying on her starboard side with her jibboom and port rail out of the water. She is owned by Mr. Trowbridge & Jones of this city and was valued at $15,000 and insured for $12,000 in the Buffalo Mutual. She was loaded with 15,000 bu. wheat, which was no doubt insured.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 15, 1857

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Fortune (Schooner), collision, 1 Nov 1857