The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Advance (Scow), sunk by collision, 10 Jul 1871

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Scow ADVANCE, cargo coal, sprung leak and sunk near Green Island. Total loss.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

      THE LOST VESSEL. - A more minute detail of the vessel lost in Lake Erie, as noticed in our last issue, and which reached us in rather an indefinate shape, has come to hand. The name of the vessel, it appears, was the scow ADVANCE, of Fairport, Ohio, and her cargo, 100 tons of coal for a firm in Detroit. The collision which was with an unknown craft, took place on Monday night, she having sailed from Cleveland the night previous. The crew saved themselves by the small boat. The ADVANCE was owned by Gallucia & Barnes, of Fairport, and was uninsured. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, July 18, 1871

      THE SUNKEN VESSEL. - The vessel sunk near Put-in-Bay is said to be a scow laden with coal, the name thus far is a mystery. The crew are doubtless all safe.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, August 11, 1871

      HER NAME. - The vessel found sunk near Put-in-Bay, and which was regarded as a mystery for some days, proves to be the scow ADVANCE, which sunk some two weeks since.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, August 12, 1871

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.64588 Longitude: -82.86658
William R. McNeil
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Advance (Scow), sunk by collision, 10 Jul 1871