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Home (Schooner), sunk by collision, 23 Oct 1858

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Schooner HOME, cargo wood, collided with the Schooner WILLIAM FISKE near Manitou Island, the former total loss with cargo. Property loss $1,700.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      LOSS OF THE SCHOONER HOME. - A collision took place on Saturday last, near
the Manitou Islands, between the schooner WILLIAM FISKE and the schooner HOME,
the result of which was the total loss of the latter vessel. The brig was loaded with wheat
from this port, and was only slightly injured. She rescued all the persons who were on
board the HOME, and then persued her way. The HOME was loaded with wood and
cedar posts, and belonged to this city. The collision took place between 3 and 4 o'clock
in the morning, the night being quite dark. The vessels were moving at the rate of about
ten miles an hour. The shock was so great that the side of the HOME, near the bows,
was stove in, and her masts fell overboard immediately. - Chicago Times.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 25, 1858

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: wood, cedar posts
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Home (Schooner), sunk by collision, 23 Oct 1858