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Lucy A. Blossom (Brig), U14570, sunk by collision, 28 Nov 1851

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LUCY A. BLOSSOM, Brig, sunk, with cargo of corn, by Steamer NIAGARA in the Detroit River. Nov. 28, 1851. Property loss $10,000
      Disasters on the Lakes in 1851
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser. Jan. 2, 1852

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      L.A. BLOSSOM, Brig, was run into by Steamer NIAGARA in Detroit River and sunk. Cargo corn . Nov. 29, 1851
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik HYle's private papers

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      LUCY A. BLOSSOM, Brig, struck by Steamer NIAGARA near Malden, Detroit River. $10,000 bushels wheat, all lost.
      Toronto Globe
      December 2, 1851

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      On Friday evening, as the stm. NIAGARA was going down the Detroit River, she ran into the BLOSSOM, laying at anchor near Malden. The brig sunk in a few minutes, leaving barely time for the crew and passengers to escape to the steamer. As the brig was struck, she swung round on the schr. G.T. WILLIAMS, slightly damaging her.
The LUCY A. BLOSSOM was loaded with 10,000 bu. corn from Chicago. Total loss
      Detroit Free Press
      December 1, 1851

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      LOSS OF THE BRIG LUCY A. BLOSSOM. - The steamer NIAGARA while steaming dowd the river, last night, ran into the Brig BLOSSOM, lying at anchor near Malden.
The brig sank in a few minutes. Immediately on being struck the brig swung around and came in contact with the schooner G.T. WILLIAMS, carrying away part of her head gear and slightly damaging her.
      The BLOSSOM had 10,000 bushels corn belonging in Chicago--total loss. The schooner WILLIAMS is engaged in saving what can be of the BLOSSOM's sails and rigging.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, November 29, 1851

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      The Cleveland Plaindealer, of the 4th., says that the brig LUCY A. BLOSSOM which was run into and sunk last fall by the steamer NIAGARA, in the Detroit River, near Malden, has been raised up by Mr. James Melross, of Detroit, brought alongside the Malden dock and her cargo discharged. She had 10,000 bushels of corn aboard.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, May 7, 1852

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Cargo: included
Freight: corn
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.08339 Longitude: -83.04985
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Lucy A. Blossom (Brig), U14570, sunk by collision, 28 Nov 1851