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Caledonia (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Sep 1860

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Schooner CALEDONIA, cargo wheat, sank by collision with propeller OTTOWA. Total loss. Damage to Propeller $100.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      TWO VESSELS CAPSIZED. - We learn, says the Detroit Free Press, from one of the officers of the WABASH VALLEY that two vessels lay capsized and sunk in Lake Huron, not far distant from the reef where the propeller lay. One of these, doubtless, is the Canadian steamer CALEDONIA, which is already reported to have collided with an unknown propeller, and whose crew were taken to Milwaukee by the propeller POTOMAC. Of the other ill-fated craft, we can get no particulars.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, September 26, 1860

Schooner CALEDONIA (Canadian) of 108 tons. Built Montreal, 1853. Owned by Hallowell & Co. Home port, Port Union. Valued at $2,300 Class B 2.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1863

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,600
Cargo: $6,500
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Caledonia (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Sep 1860