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Wenona (Propeller), U26169, collision, 1 Nov 1869

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WENONA Propeller, damaged in hull and upper works by collision with Schooner FREMONT on Lake Erie. Schooner sunk and a total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      At about 9:00 on Monday night the schr. FREMONT, while on her port tack, was struck by the prop. WINONA on the port bow, crushing it in and causing her to fill rapidly. The crew of the schooner was immediately taken on board of the propeller, but afterwards returned to the vessel to ascertain the extent of her damage, and made every effort to save the vessel without avail. In about half an hour after the collision the fire in the forecastle was extinguished by the water, and in an hour she sunk head foremost under the propeller's bows, leaving her crosstrees about 5 ft. out of the water. The FREMONT was loaded with 2,200 barrels of Onondaga salt, and was bound from Oswego - whence she cleared on the 19th inst - to Sandusky. She was built in 1856 in Perrysburg on the Maumee River, rated B1, and was owned and commanded by Capt. Fraser, of this city. No insurance on either vessel or cargo. Capt. Fraser and crew returned their heartfelt thanks to Capt. Joiner of the WENONA, for his endeavors to save the FREMONT, and his kindness to them after being taken on board the WENONA.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 1, 1869 3-6

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Wenona (Propeller), U26169, collision, 1 Nov 1869