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Harriet Ross (Schooner), ?, collision, 2 Nov 1862

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Schooner HARRIET ROSS, cargo salt, collided with the schooner FLORA WATSON, and was afterwards run ashore, about a mile from Niagara, Lake Ontario.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)

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ACCIDENT ON LAKE ONTARIO - On Sunday morning, says the Lockport Journal, the schooners FLORA WATSON of Buffalo, loaded with 14,500 bushels of wheat, and HARRIET ROSS of Detroit, soaded with salt and sugar, came in collision near Fort Niagara, breaking in the side of the FLORA WATSON, so that she sank immediately the crew barely escaping with their lives. The bow of the other vessel was broken in so that they had scarcely time to run her ashore, some two miles, when she filled. The cargoes of both vessels are lost. This is the third time the crew of the HARRIET ROSS has been wrecked this season.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, November 6, 1862

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      The HARRIETT ROSS is off, and has arrived at Port Dalhousie in safety. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, November 8, 1862

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Cargo: $200
Freight: salt
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.262222 Longitude: -79.073055
William R. McNeil
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Harriet Ross (Schooner), ?, collision, 2 Nov 1862