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M. L. Collins (Schooner), U16614, aground, 1 Nov 1871

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Schooner M.L COLLINS, cargo of salt, ashore at Point Au Pelee; damages severe.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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Schooner M.L. COLLINS. - This vessel, ashore at Point Au Pelee, is reported to have fared hard during the past few days, owing to the unfavorable weather and the delay in getting assistance. An additional steam pump has been sent to her from Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, November 15, 1871

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SCHR. M.L. COLLINS OFF. - This vessel, which several days ago went ashore at Point au Pelee, has been got off by the tug QUAYLE, which Saturday evening left her at Clark's Dry-dock, Detroit. The extent of her damage will not be definately ascertained until after she is placed in dock and a survey made.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 22, 1871

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REPAIRS COMPLETED. - The schooner M.L. COLLINS, which got ashore at Point Pelee and was badly damaged, has completed her repairs at Clard's Drydock, Detroit. She lays up for the season at Toledo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, November 25, 1871

      Schooner M.L. COLLINS. U. S. No. 16614. Of 231.20 tons gross; 219.64 tons net. Built Toledo, O., 1854. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 130.0 x 26.0 x 9.0.
      Merchant Vessel list, U. S., 1885

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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M. L. Collins (Schooner), U16614, aground, 1 Nov 1871