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J. C. Riggs (Schooner), collision, 8 Nov 1857


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RIGGS, J.C. Schooner, collided with the Schooner MILWAUKEE BELLE off Fighting Island. Property loss $100.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)



The schooner J. C. RIGGS, bound down with wheat, and the MILWAUKEE BELLE, bound up, collided on Sunday evening, near Fighting Island. The RIGGS had some of her rigging carried away, and railing broken, and was towed back to Detroit for repairs. The BELLE sustained very little injury.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 12, 1857


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1857
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Local identifier:
McN.W.3485
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.216944 Longitude: -83.118611
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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J. C. Riggs (Schooner), collision, 8 Nov 1857