The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Orion (Schooner), collision, 27 Oct 1869

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ORION Schooner, badly damaged by collision with the Schooner JOHN WEEDEN, on Lake Ontario, November 1869. The WEEDEN went ashore a 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
      Fri. Nov. 5, 1869

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.36867 Longitude: -77.9764
William R. McNeil
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Orion (Schooner), collision, 27 Oct 1869