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L. C. Butts (Schooner), collision, 1 Oct 1861

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BUTTS, L.C. Schooner, collided with an unknown vessel off Clay Banks, Lake Erie, towed to Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

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      COLLISION.---The schooner L.C. BUTTS, bound for this port, from Erie, with a
cargo of coal, collided with an unknown vessel on Thursday night, while off the Clay
Banks. Her jibboom, bowsprit and head-gear was carried away; her bows were also
split open at her knight heads. At daylight the following morning, she was taken in
tow by a tug and brought to this port.----Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 9, 1861

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $160
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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L. C. Butts (Schooner), collision, 1 Oct 1861