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Invincible (Schooner), U12068, dismasted, 30 Nov 1858

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Schooner INVINCIBLE, disnasted in a squall off Point Aux Barques, Lake Huron, towed to Detroit. Property loss $6,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      THE INVINCIBLE. - This schooner, as we learn from Capt. Cottrell, of the FOREST QUEEN, was struck by a squall early last Tuesday morning, when 20 miles north-east of Pt. aux Barques, and stripped of all her spars and everything
in the shape of canvas, except her standing jib. She floated about at the mercy of the elements for three days, when the wind fortunately changed, and blew down the lake, when she drifted into Tawas Bay, where she was found yesterday by the FOREST QUEEN and towed into Port Huron. The sufferings of her crew were terrible. Her goods being stowed in the hold are uninjured. It is fortunate that she is a staunch craft or she must inevitably have been lost, with all on board. - Detroit Tribune, Saturday.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, December 7, 1858

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There was a heavy blow on Lake Huron on the 30th ult, which struck the first class Schooner INVINCIBLE, Capt. Booman, while 40 miles off Point aux Barques, with such force as to carry spars, sails and rigging overboard. The mainmast fell across the cabin, breaking it in and carrying away the davits, whereby the yawl was lost. The crew cut the rigging adrift, rigging a jury mast forward with a tarpaulin, and got the vessel before the wind. On the 2d they got into Tawas Bay, and let go an anchor. The wreck has been towed to Detroit. No live lost, though Captain Booman pronounces it one of the severest storms he ever encountered.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      December 8, 1858

Schooner INVINCIBLE. U. S. No. 12068. Of 342.49 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,000
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Invincible (Schooner), U12068, dismasted, 30 Nov 1858