The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bay State (Schooner), u2141, lost foremast, 1 Jun 1860

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Schooner BAY STATE, lost foremast near Point Au Pelee.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      The Detroit Free Press of Friday says: "The schooner BAT STATE is reported at anchor between Colchester Point and Point au Pelee, with her firemast gone about twenty feet above the deck, and her main top-mast carried away. She doubtless encountered the heavy squall which is reported to have swept over the lake during Wednesday night.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, July 7, 1860

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      The Detroit Free Press of Saturday says: " The schooner BAY STATE, reported in our last as having been disabled at or near Point au Pelee, was towed to this city, yesterday, by the tug A.S. FIELD, where she is to be repaired. She had on board a cargo of railroad iron for Saginaw.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, July 9, 1860

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Schooner BAY STATE. U. S. No. 2141. Of 249.38 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1855. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: lost foremast
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $300
Freight: railroad iron
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Bay State (Schooner), u2141, lost foremast, 1 Jun 1860