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William H. Stevens (Schooner), collision, 30 Jun 1862

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Schooner W.H. STEVENS, damaged by collision with an unknown vessel on Lake St. Clair.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 22, 1863. (Casualty List, 1862)

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      COLLISION ON LAKE St. CLAIR. - The schooner W.H. STEVENS on her passage down through Lake St. Clair on Monday night came in collision with an unknown vessel bound up in tow of a side-wheel tug, which resulted in damaging her quarter severely by carrying away a portion of her bulwarks and plankshear, besides displacing some of her deck beams. She endeavored afterwards by the aid of her canvas to reach this city, and on reaching the head of Hog Island grounded, where she lay until the following morning. She was liberated by the tug FRANK MOORE, which lightened her of some 1,500 bu, of her cargo of wheat, when she was pulled off, reaching here yesterday, shortly after 12 o'clock noon. The shock of the collision caused her to leak somewhat, but not sufficient to detain her for repairs. After reshipping the grain taken out of her, she proceeded onher voyage, leaving here last evening. While here the captain entered a protest in accordance with the above facts. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, July 4, 1862

Schooner W.H. STEVENS. Of 297 tons. Built Cleveland, 1855 by peck & Masters. Home port, Milwaukee. Owned by J. Harris. Class A 2. Value $7,500.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $100
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Damage slight
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.400277 Longitude: -82.624166
William R. McNeil
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William H. Stevens (Schooner), collision, 30 Jun 1862