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Maple Leaf (Schooner), collision, 1 May 1860

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Schooner MAPLE LEAF, and schooner MASSILLON collide on Lake Michigan, former former much damaged, was towed into Grand Haven.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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The Detroit Tribune of Monday says: "The barque MASSILLON and schooner MAPLE LEAF collided on Lake Michigan, last week, bound down. The latter had her stern cut down to near the water's edge. She was towed into Grand Haven by the barque, where she will remain until repaired. The MASSILLON had her jibboom and some of her head gear carried away. She passed this port last evening.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, May 30, 1860

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Maple Leaf (Schooner), collision, 1 May 1860