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Acontias (Schooner), U1394, collision, 1 Jun 1860

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Schooner ACONTIAS, damaged by collision with the propeller GLOBE, near Bar Point, Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      COLLISION. - On Friday morning the schooner ACONTIAS was run into by the propeller GLOBE, off Bar Point (mouth of Detroit River.) and her jib-boom, bow-sprit, rigging thereto attached, and cut-water carried away. The ACONTIAS was bound up, had her starboard tacks aboard, and the GLOBE was also bound up.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, June 1, 1860

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SHIPBUILDING AT DETROIT. - The following statement is taken from the Tribune:
      Clark's Dry Dock. - The propeller CONCORD is being thoroughly overhauled and repaired. She is receiving new keelsons, frames the entire length, ceiling clamps, deck frames, covering board, and new plank outside nearly to light water mark. The expense of the repairs will probably be $25,000.
      The schooner ACONTIAS, which was sunk in 1864 with a cargo of wheat below Bar point, in Lake Erie, has been rebuilt, refastened, and put in as good, if not better condition than when new. She was purchased by Mr. Clark, off the Underwriters.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      March 7, 1866

      Schooner ACONTIAS. U. S. No. 1394. Of 264.40 gross tons; 251.18 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1866. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 136.5 x 25.8 x 10.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
NOTE:-- Schooner ACONTIAS. U. S. No. 1394. Of 264 tons gross. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1856 137.0 x 25.8 x 11.3. Rebuilt in 1866 at Detroit.
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $150
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
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Acontias (Schooner), U1394, collision, 1 Jun 1860