The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Halsted (Schooner), collision, 1 Oct 1874

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Schooner HALSTED, in collision with schooner CITY OF PAINESVILLE, on Lake Erie, October 1874. Property loss $500. The CITY OF PAINESVILLE was sunk and a total loss.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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      A Cleveland dispatch this morning says that the schr. HALSTED, from Erie, laden with coal for Chicago, came in collision with the schr. CITY OF PAINESVILLE, from Chicago with grain for Buffalo, yesterday off Ashtabula. The PAINESVILLE with 35,000 bu. wheat sank in 13 fathoms of water. The HALSTED was towed to Cleveland in a disabled condition. No lives were lost.
      The PAINESVILLE is owned by Mr. William H. Ingram, of this city, who reports her partially insured. The cargo of wheat was consigned to Messrs. Bruce & Chambers. The Captain and crew are expected to arrive in this city during the afternoon, as they left Celveland last evening on the prop. COLIN CAMPBELL.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 19, 1874 3-5

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Hull damage: $500
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Halsted (Schooner), collision, 1 Oct 1874