The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mountaineer (Schooner), collision, 11 Sep 1867

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MOUNTAINEER Schooner, and Schooner ANDES collide on Lake Erie; both damaged.
      Marine Disasters 1867, Lake Erie
      Toledo Blade December 21, 1867

COLLISION. -- A collision, resulting in serious damage to a vessel, took place on Lake Erie on the 11th inst. The vessels were the schooner MOUNTAINEER, bound up, laden with coal, and the ANDES, bound down. The former was sailing by the wind, while the latter had the wind free and winged out. The accident took place ten miles below Long Point, at about 4 o'clock in the morning. The MOUNTAINEER lost her jibboom, headgear and jibtopsail, and was also damaged in hull, causing her to leak badly.
      Toledo Blade
      September 18, 1867

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Reason: collision
Freight: coal
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Mountaineer (Schooner), collision, 11 Sep 1867