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Miranda (Schooner), U16454, collision, 28 Aug 1861

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MIRANDA Schooner, damaged by collision with the Schooner MARY BROWN, off Lexington.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862 Casualty List, 1861

On Tuesday night, about 10 o'clock, the schooner MIRANDA, bound down and the MARY BROWN, bound up, collided some 10 miles above Lexington, Lake Huron. The former vessel had her jib-boom, bowsprit and everything carried away forward, while latter proceeded on her voyage, apparently not damaged. Several other vessels of the fleet escaped serious damages at the time the above happened. -- Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, August 31, 1861

      The schooners MIRANDA and MARY BROWN collided near Lexington, Lake Huron, night before last. The MIRANDA was damaged about $200.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, August 30, 1861

Schooner MIRANDA. U. S. No. 16454. Of 164.18 tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.26808 Longitude: -82.53076
William R. McNeil
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Miranda (Schooner), U16454, collision, 28 Aug 1861