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John Irwin (Brig), collision, 30 Apr 1851

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IRWIN, J. Brig, when bound down off Fairport ran foul of the Steamer ARCTIC and lost her bowsprit, gibboom and cut-water. April 30, 1851.
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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ANOTHER COLLISION.---On Tuesday night last the steamer ARCTIC, bound up, came in collision with the brig JOHN IRWIN, bound down, off Fairport. The brig had her bowsprit, jib-boom and cut-water carried away. The steamer had her bulwarks stove considerably.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Friday, May 2, 1851

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The ARCTIC and the brig JOHN IRWIN, came in contact off Fairport, injuring the upper works of the steamer and carrying away several spars of the brig.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 3, 1851

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      April 30. - Brig JOHN IRWIN, damaged by collision with steamer ARCTIC, on Lake Erie. Property loss, $300
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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John Irwin (Brig), collision, 30 Apr 1851