The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ataunto (Schooner), collision, 3 Nov 1871

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Schooner ATAUNTO, cargo grain, and Schooner HATTIE JOHNSON, bound up, collide at the Straits; both damaged, former severely, and towed to Detroit.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      THE SCHOONER ATAUNTO DISASTER. - The schooner ATAUNTO on Friday night
collided with the schooner HATTIE JOHNSON, upward bound. The collision took place at
about 8 o'clock in the evening, and resulted in splitting open the stem of the ATAUNTO
down to her forefoot, causing a bad leakage. Her bowsprit and jibboom were carried away
and headgear badly damaged. The ATAUNTO has on board 20,000 bushels of wheat,
considerable of which is in a damaged state. The JOHNSON's damages, it is presumed,
were slight, as she kept right along on her voyage. The ATAUNTO was at Detroit on
Tuesday awaiting orders from headquarters, before going into dry dock. She was towed
down by the steamer MAGNET.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, November 9, 1871

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Damaged severely
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William R. McNeil
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Ataunto (Schooner), collision, 3 Nov 1871