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Newsboy (Schooner), U18086, collision, 1 Nov 1871

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NEWSBOY Schooner, coal, and Schooner E.B. ALLEN, grain, collide off Thunder Bay, Lake Huron; latter sunk and a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

SCHOONER E.B. ALLEN SUNK. - A special despatch from Chicago, Nov. 25th, to E.P. Dorr, says that the captain of the schooner E.B. ALLEN has just arrived at that port, and reports that his vessel has been sunk by a collision with the schooner NEWSBOY, while off Thunder Bay. The NEWSBOY was running free, and the ALLEN was close to the wind, on her starboard tack. The night was clear and moonlight.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 27, 1871

Schooner NEWSBOY. U. S. No. 18086. Of 413.92 tons gross; 393.25 tons Net. Built East Saginaw, Mich., 1862. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 152.2 x 31.2 x 12.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Freight: coal
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
William R. McNeil
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Newsboy (Schooner), U18086, collision, 1 Nov 1871