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L. M. Mason (Schooner), collision, 15 Apr 1860

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Schooners L.M. MASON and MORNING LIGHT, both corn laden, collided in the Detroit River. Damage to former $500, to latter $2,000 and her cargo $5,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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From the Detroit Advertiser: A collision occurred on Sunday night, at about 12 o'clock between the schooners MORNING LIGHT and L.M. MASON, off Bar Point, in Lake Erie. Both vessels were bound down and sailing by the wind at the time of the occurrence, when by mistaking each other's lights the collided with great force. It was soon ascertained that the former vessel was leaking very fast, when she was run back for the river, and on reaching the reef at the foot of Bois Blanc Island, was run aground to avoid her sinking in deeper water. She was loaded with corn, and lies in 10 feet of water. The captain has chartered the tug ELLIOTT with a steam pump, which leaves this evening, and doubtless will raise her without much delay and bring her to this city for the necessary repairs. The L.M. MASON had her jibboom, bowsprit, cutwater and head gear carried away.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, April 18, 1860

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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L. M. Mason (Schooner), collision, 15 Apr 1860