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James Wade (Schooner), U75522, collision, 1 Oct 1883

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The Schooner JAMES WADE, which loaded wheat here a few days since and departed collided with the Barge GENOA on Lake Erie, has returned, not leaking, but for repairs. Her owners awaits permission from the insurance to tow through to Buffalo. --- Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 1, 1883

The schooner which was towed to Detroit on Friday afternoon was the JAMES WADE, and not the J.H. MEAD, as at first reported. She left Detroit on Thursday with a cargo of wheat bound for Buffalo, and on lake Erie collided with the barge GENOA, losing her headgear. She is still at Springwells dry-dock, and is awaiting permission to tow to Buffalo without repairing. Her cargo is uninjured.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1883

Schooner JAMES WADE. U. S. No. 75522. Of 271 gross tons. Built Henderson, N.Y., 1873. by L. Reed. 3 masted schr. 138.2 x 26.2 x 9.0. - Disposition: - Foundered Long Point, Lake Erie, 1883
      Herman Runge List

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Freight: wheat
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
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James Wade (Schooner), U75522, collision, 1 Oct 1883