The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Brooklyn (Schooner), collision, 23 Sep 1871

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Schooner BROOKLYN, and the Schooner S.H. LATHROP collide in the Welland
Canal; both damaged.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      THE LUCY J. LATHAM SUNK. - The schooner LUCY J. LATHAM, loaded with barley for Oswego, collided with the schooner BROOKLYN near Port Colborne and sunk in the Welland Canal Saturday. The tug BRYANT and steam pumps were sent from here to her assistance, but on arrival there it was found that her decks were bursted so badly that pumping would not free her, and the expedition returned to Buffalo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, September 25, 1871

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SCHOONER SUNK. - The schooner LUCY JANE LATHAM was sunk on Saturday night in the swamp in the Welland Canal, between Port Colborne and Welland, by the schooner BROOKLYN. The LATHAM is loaded with barley. The BROOKLYN and another vessel were being towed up by a tug. The tug BRYANT went with a steam pump from this city on the 24th. to the sunken vessel, but she could do nothing. The decks decks have burst, and she is nearly all under water.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, September 27, 1871

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.042777 Longitude: -79.2125
William R. McNeil
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Brooklyn (Schooner), collision, 23 Sep 1871