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Fremont (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1869

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FREMONT Schooner, sunk by collision with the Propeller WENONA on Lake Erie; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      On Tuesday evening the schr. FREMONT,bound from Port Colborne to Sandusky, while off Port Stanley, collided with the prop. WENONA, bound to this port. The FREMONT sunk in about an hour. The crew were brought to this port by the WENONA, which arrived here yesterday. There was no insurance on the FREMONT.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 1, 1869 2-3

      About 9:00 on Monday night (11/29) the prop. WENONA, Joiner, collided with the schr. FREMONT, Capt. W.F. Frazier, on this lake. The FREMONT had on a cargo of 2,200 barrels of salt and was on her way from Oswego to Sandusky. The WENONA was bound for this port. The propeller struck the schooner on the bow, and the latter vessel sank in 12 fathoms of water. The crew were taken on board the WENONA, which arrived here yesterday. Capt. Frazier exonerates Capt. Joiner from all blame, and speaks in the warmest terms for Capt. J.'s action after the collision occurred. An effort was made to save the schooner but it was unsuccessful. The WENONA was turned about, and a line was about being made fast to the FREMONT when she went down. The schooner was valued at $10,000 and was not insured; her cargo was worth $6,000, and was consigned to Fitzhugh & Foster of Sandusky. The propeller was not damaged to any material extent
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      December 1, 1869 4-2

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    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
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Fremont (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1869