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William Case (Schooner), U26643, collision, 1 Sep 1861

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CASE, WILLIAM Schooner, collided with the Propeller SCIOTA, losing bowsprit and etc., on Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

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COLLISION - The propeller SCIOTA for this port, and the schooner WILLIAM CASE, which cleared from this port for Milwaukee, on Monday, with 200 barrels of salt collided off Port Colborne yesterday morning. The former vessel has a hole in her bow, but was enabled to proceed on her way. The latter had her bowsprit carried away and also sustained some damage to her stem. She was towed back to port by the H. N. MARTIN, and will undergo repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 19, 1861

Schooner WILLIAM CASE.* U. S. No. 26643. Of 266 tons gross; 253 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1855. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 136.9 x 26.7 x 10.8 Crew of 5
      * Formerly [a] Schooner Wm. CASE
      [b] British schooner Wm. CASE
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $100
Freight: salt
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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William Case (Schooner), U26643, collision, 1 Sep 1861