Chandler J. Wells (Bark), U4274, collision, 3 Jan 1869
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Bark C.J. WELLS, in collision with the Propeller NEBRASKA during a freshet at Buffalo; sustained slight damage.
Marine Disasters on the Western
Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall
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BUFFALO RIVER. - The ice in Buffalo River, broke up about five minutes past ten, on Saturday night with a tremendous crash.
The propeller NEBRASKA lying at the Marine Dock, broke loose from her moorings and started down the river, and running into the bark C.J. WELLS, tore away her head-gear, pulled out the piles to which she was attached, and ripped off six stancions on the port quarter. The WELLS is damaged to the amount of $300 or $400.
The Buffalo Evening Post
Friday, January 11, 1869 2 - 3
Schooner CHANDLER J. WELLS. U. S. No. 4274. Of 549.29 tons gross; 521.83 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1866. Home port, Port Huron, Mich.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
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- Reason: collision
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Damage slight
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New York, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes