Hattie Johnson (Schooner), collision, 3 Nov 1871
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Schooner HATTIE JOHNSON, bound up, and Schooner ATAUNTO, cargo grain, collide at the Straits; both damaged, latter 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 goind into dry dock. She was towed
down by the steamer MAGNET.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Thursday, November 9, 1871
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- William R. McNeil
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