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Canopus (Brig), collision, 3 Sep 1861

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CANOPUS Brig, damaged by collision with the Schooner COLLINGWOOD, at Bar Point, Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List 1861

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      Night before last a collision of a serious character occurred near Bar Point on Lake Erie between the brig CANOPUS, bound up, and the schr. COLLINGWOOD, bound down, latter loaded with grain, the former in ballast. The CANOPUS had her jibboom, bowsprit and everything forward carried away. Her bows are in a badly damaged state, and it is miraculous that she was not sunk altogether. The brig's damages are, we learn, of trifiling import; her cutwater is practically knocked away, but her damages are not serious enough to prevent her from prosecuting her voyage. Both vessels have been towed to Clark's drydock.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 5, 1861

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      Detroit, Sept.6.
Collision ---The brig CANOPUS, bound up, collided with the schooner COLLINGWOOD
bound down, grain loaded, last night, off Bar Point, the latter vessel is seriously damaged
and has been towed here for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 6, 1861

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $250
Freight: nil
Remarks: Damage slight
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Canopus (Brig), collision, 3 Sep 1861