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Lady Maitland (Schooner), sunk by collision, 22 Jun 1822

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On Saturday night,the Schooner LADY MAITLAND ,had the misfortune to run foul of the Steam Boat Frontenac, about I7 miles above this place,as the latter was on her way to York. The Schr. was coming down the take under a press of canvas, the night was very dark,when the two vessels collided, with a severe shock
which stove in the side of the Schooner, causing her instantly to fill. The Steam Boat was accordingly obliged to turn about and tow her into this harbour, it is fortunate that the vessel was laden wholly with flour, for had there been any ballast or ashes on board,she would have sunk at once. We are sorry to observe that the Lady Maitland is seriously damaged.
      Kingston Chronicle
      June 28, 1822

      On Sunday morning the steam boat FRONTENAC returned to this port, having in tow the schooner LADY MAITLAND, Capt. Mosier. It appears that the above vessels accidently ran foul of each other on Saturday night, when distant from this place about 15 miles. They were sailing at a rate of 5 or 6 miles an hour in the opposite directions, and the stem of the FRONTENAC struck the larboard bow of the schooner with such violence, that the latter immediately filled and sank to the water's edge -- fortunately no lives were lost. The LADY MAITLAND's cargo consisted of 300 barrels of flour, and is of course all damaged, and the hull of the vessel seriously injured. ---- Kingston Herald, June 25.
      Sandusky Clarion
      July 31, 1822 p.2 col.4

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: flour
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
William R. McNeil
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Lady Maitland (Schooner), sunk by collision, 22 Jun 1822