The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montezuma (Brig), collision, 11 May 1851

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Brig MONTEZUMA, run into by the Propeller LADY OF THE LAKE, near Malden on May 11, 1851. The brig sunk to the waters edge, her cargo comprised of 1,000 bushels corn and 3,000 barrels flour. Towed into Malden.
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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May 11, 1851. - Schooner MONTEZUMA, and cargo damaged by collision with prop. LADY OF THE LAKE, in Detroit River. Property loss, $1,100
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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      A few nights since, about 3:00 in the morning, the propeller LADY OF THE LAKE, when about 20 miles from Malden, ran into the schr. MONTEZUMA, which vessel was towed to Detroit in a sinking condition. Cargo of flour and corn considerably damaged. LADY OF THE LAKE unhurt. - St. Clair Observer.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 26, 1851

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,100
Cargo: included
Freight: corn & flour
Remarks: Damaged badly
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.08339 Longitude: -83.04985
William R. McNeil
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Montezuma (Brig), collision, 11 May 1851