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Harvest Home (Schooner), collision, 6 Oct 1871

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Schooner HARVEST HOME, in collision above Long Point, Lake Erie, with the schooner H.S. FAIRCHILD, latter vessel a total loss with a cargo of wheat.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      The schr. H.C. FAIRCHILD, from Milwaukee to Buffalo, with 20,000 bu. wheat, and the schr. HARVEST HOME, from Kingston to this port with iron ore, collided on Fridat last (10/1), about 45 miles south of Long Point. The FAIRCHILD's cargo will prove a total loss, the vessel sinking in 5 minutes from the time of the collision. The loss of the hull and cargo of the FAIRCHILD will be about $45,000; fully insured. The HARVEST HOME took off the crew of the FAIRCHILD and brought them to this city. The damage to the HARVEST HOME is not serious. No blame attached to either vessel, the weather being smoky and cloudy making it impossible to see a hundred feet ahead.
      Cleveland Leader
      October 9, 1871 4-8

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Harvest Home (Schooner), collision, 6 Oct 1871