The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Clayton (Bark), sunk by collision, 1 Jun 1868


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SUNK BY COLLISION -- LOSS OF BARK "CLAYTON"
A collision resulting in the loss of the above named vessel, took place on Friday morning last on Lake Huron, about 20 miles northeast of Point Au Barques, at about 8 o'clock, during a dense fog. The CLAYTON bound up, having the wind south and steering north by northwest, when in the locality above named, the lookout suddenly descried a large Bark sailing by the wind and abeam about 600 feet distance. Both fog horns were sounded and every precaution taken, however the CLAYTON was struck amidships and in two minutes went down in about 50 fathoms water. Crew rescued by the Brig CORNING, who had her jibboom and headgear carried away. - CLAYTON 304 tons built at Clayton 1854 by John Oades.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 9, 1868
     
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      An expedition was started out from this port a few days since to search for the bark CLAYTON which was sunk by the bark ERASTUS CORNING, off Pt. Au Barque. The search proved an unsuccessful one, and they have accordingly returned to this city, and the vessel may be considered as beyond recovery. During their peregrinations her mainboom and portions of the mainsail were discovered floating about, but nothing further was recovered.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 14, 1868


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1868
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McN.W.11352
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Clayton (Bark), sunk by collision, 1 Jun 1868