The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Erastus Corning (Bark), collision, 1 Jun 1868

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A collision resulting in the loss of the Bark CLAYTON, 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 Brig CORNING, who had her jibboom and headgear carried away.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 9, 1868

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Reason: collision
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William R. McNeil
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Erastus Corning (Bark), collision, 1 Jun 1868