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Augustus Ford (Schooner), U1084, collision, 8 May 1858

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Schooner AUGUSTUS FORD, cargo coal, collided with Schooner CLYDE on Lake Erie, and lost stem and head gear. Property loss $100
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      COLLISION. - The captain of the schooner CONSUELO which arrived from the Canal this morning, reports that on Saturday night the schooner AUGUSTUS FORD, from this port for Oswego, collided with another vessel, name unknown, when off Long Point. The FORD had her head gear carried away, but succeeded in reaching the Canal. She will be taken to Port Robinson and hauled out for repairs. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, May 13, 1858

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Schooner AUGUSTUS FORD. U. S. No. 1084. Of 183.99 tons gross; 174.79 tons net. Built Dexter, N.Y., 1853. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 107.0 x 24.6 x 9.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Augustus Ford (Schooner), U1084, collision, 8 May 1858