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John Weeden (Schooner), U12792, collision & aground, 1 Nov 1869

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WEEDEN, JOHN Schooner, collided with the Schooner ORION on Lake Ontario; went ashore, and total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

Kingston, Oct. 29. - The Schooner JOHN WEEDEN, of Detroit, laden with corn, from Chicago to Ogdensburg, collided on Wednesday night in a snow storm near Devil's Nose, with the Schooner ORION, of Hamilton. All the crew, consisting of 8 men, succeeded in getting on the ORION. The Captain and one man went back to the WEEDEN to get their papers when the vessels parted, leaving them on board. The WEEDEN is supposed to be so badly injured that she cannot float long. The ORION arrived here last night slightly injured.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday, Nov. 5, 1869

NOTE :- Date of collision was Oct. 27, 1869.

Schooner JOHN WEEDEN, U. S. No. 12792. Of 214.43 tons gross. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
      Schooner JOHN WEEDEN. U. S. No. 12792. Of 214.43 tons. Built Huron, Ohio, 1857 at the shipyard of John F. Squires . -- Lost Lake Ontario, 1869.
      Herman Runge Notes

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Reason: collision & aground
Freight: corn
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.36867 Longitude: -77.9764
William R. McNeil
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John Weeden (Schooner), U12792, collision & aground, 1 Nov 1869