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Vandalia (Propeller), sunk by collision, 29 Oct 1851


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VANDALIA Propeller (British), sunk by collision with the Schooner FASHION, on Lake Erie. Cargo stoves and merchandise. Property loss $14,000. Oct. 25, 1851
      Disasters on the lakes in 1851
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 2, 1852

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We learn from the Detroit papers that the schooner PRINCE ALBERT, Capt. Taylor, sunk on Monday last (27th.) on her way up with 40 tons of merchandise in endeavoring to get into the cut at Long Point. She was insured for $2,000. The crew and passengers 33 in number, saved themselves in boats. The rigging of the ALBERT was also saved and put on board the propeller VANDALIA, bound for Chatham for a load of wheat. The propeller was run into by the schooner FASHION near Point au Pelee and soon sunk - Total loss. No lives lost.
      Courier & Pilot, Daily (Buffalo)
      October 30, 1851

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We learn from the Detroit papers that the schooner PRINCE ALBERT, Capt. Taylor, sunk on Monday last (27th.) on her way up with 40 tons of merchandise in endeavoring to get into the cut at Long Point, Canada shore - she was insured for $2,000. The crew and passengers 33 in number, saved themselves in boats. The rigging of the ALBERT was also saved and put on board the propeller VANDALIA, bound to Chatham for a load of wheat. The propeller was run into by the schooner FASHION near Point au Pelee and soon sunk - Total loss. No lives lost.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      October 30, 1851

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      The schooner PRINCE ALBERT, Capt. Taylor, sunk on Monday last on her way up with 40 tons of merchandise in endeavoring to get into the cut at Long Point, Canada shore with 35 passengers, who saved themselves in boats. The Captain saved his rigging and got it on board the propeller Vandalia, also bound up to Chatham, in ballast, which vessel was yesterday run into by the schooner Fashion near Point au Pelee and soon sunk. Total loss. No lives lost. Prince Albert insured for $2,000. ---- Detroit Free Press
      Cleveland Herald
      October 31, 1851

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      ANOTHER COLLISION. - The schooner FASHION and the lower lakes propeller Vandalia came in collision Monday night last, near the head of Lake Erie and the latter vessel was sunk. The schooner received but slight damage.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Thursday, October 30, 1851

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ANOTHER COLLISION. - The schooner FASHION and the lower lakes propeller Vandalia came in collision Monday night last, near the head of Lake Erie and the latter vessel was sunk. The schooner received but slight damage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 30, 1851

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Collision. - The schooner Prince Albert, Capt. Taylor, sunk on Monday last, on her way up with 40 tons of merchandize, in endeavoring to get into the cut at Long Point, Canada shore , with 35 passengers, who saved themselves in boats. The Captain saved his rigging and got it on board the propeller Vandalia, also bound up to Chatham, in ballast, which vessel was yesterday run into by the schooner Fashion near Point au Pelee and soon sunk. Total loss. No lives lost. Prince Albert insured for $2,000. It will be remembered that we mentioned the collision yesterday, but we were without the other facts.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, October 31, 1851

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $14,000
Cargo: included
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1851
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9671
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Vandalia (Propeller), sunk by collision, 29 Oct 1851