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Saxon (Brig), U22915, collision, 20 May 1862

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SAXON Brig, collided with the propeller MISSOURI, off Port Maitland, Lake Erie. Towed into that Port in a leaky condition, where she filled.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 26, 1863. Casualty List, 1862

COLLISION. -- The brig SAXON, bound from Oswego up the lakes, with about 500 barrels salt, collided on Wednesday with the propeller MISSOURI, off Grand River, Lake Erie. The SAXON had her bow stove, which caused her to lerak badly, but was towed into Grand river by a tug, where she sunk. --- Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, May 26, 1862
Brig SAXON. U. S. No. 22915. Of 270.71 tons. Home port, Oswego, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $250
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.86681 Longitude: -79.56631
William R. McNeil
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Saxon (Brig), U22915, collision, 20 May 1862