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Ocean Wave (Bark), collision, 20 Nov 1860

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Bark OCEAN WAVE, damaged by collision with the Schooner ROCKET, on Lake Huron.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      On Tuesday Morning (Nov. 20), about 6:00, a collision took place between the
bark OCEAN WAVE, bound up, and the schr. ROCKET, grain loaded, bound down,
20 miles this side of Pt. Au Barques and some 10 miles from land, by which the latter
vessel was sunk in about 60 fathoms of water. She had on board 19,200 bushels of
wheat, which, with the vessel, we learn was insured. The crew of the ROCKET saved
themselves by getting on board of the other vessel which brought them back to Port
Huron, from whence they took passage on the prop. SUSQUEHANNA to this city.
The bark had her jibboom, bowsprit and head gear carried away, besides sustaining
some damage to her hull.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 22, 1860

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      The Detroit Advertiser says: The bark OCEAN WAVE, which collided with the
schooner ROCKET, a day or two since, on Lake Huron, will, we understand, be
towed to this port and laid up for the season.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 26, 1860

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Remarks: Damaged
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William R. McNeil
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Ocean Wave (Bark), collision, 20 Nov 1860