The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. B. Allen (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1871

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ALLEN, E.B. Schooner, grain and Schooner NEWSBOY, coal, collide off Thunder Bay, Lake Huron, former 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

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Reason: sunk by collision
Freight: grain
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
William R. McNeil
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E. B. Allen (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1871