The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. M. Jones (Schooner), collision, 1 Sep 1861

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Schooner J. M. JONES, cargo wood, stove and waterlogged by collision with the schooner CONDOR, off Twin Rivers, Lake Michigan.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 22, 1862 (Casualty List, 1861)

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SERIOUS DISASTER - The propeller BACKUS arrived last evening, having in tow the schooner CONDOR, in a disabled condition. The later sailed from this port on Saturday evening loaded with wheat for Buffalo, and when off Manitowoc on Sunday night collided with the schooner J.M.JONES. The JONES sunk immediately, having been cut nearly in two. The CONDOR lost her bowsprit, mainmast and all her sails and rigging; the hull was not injured beyond the jamming in of her cutwater, and her cargo is therefore safe. The crew of the JONES were all saved escaping on board the other vessel. After the collision the CONDOR rolled about at the mercy of the waves for 24 hours, before being discovered by the BACKUS. The JONES was loaded with wood for Chicago. - Milwaukee Sentinel, 4th.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 6, 1861

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,500
Cargo: $400
Freight: wood
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.15388 Longitude: -87.56925
William R. McNeil
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J. M. Jones (Schooner), collision, 1 Sep 1861