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Forester (Steamboat), collision, 1 Jun 1866

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FORESTER Steamer, damaged by collision with schooner J. HIBBARD, on Detroit River, June 1866. Property loss $200
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

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MARINE NEWS (Toledo ).---Saturday night last the steamer FORESTER, collided with the Schooner HIBBARD--engaged in the lumber trade between this city and Saginaw. The HIBBARD, considerably injured was towed to Port Huron for repairs.
      Toledo Blade
      June 26, 1866

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      We have to add to the already long list of disasters, the most of which are the result of the late storm. The schr. ST. PAUL and the schr. DENMARK, both bound up, while on opposite tacks, collided in Point au Pelee passage on Saturday night. The latter was severely damaged in mainsail and otherwise. The former was slightly injured. Both have since arrived up. The scow BANNER, while lying at anchor opposite the Detroit & Milwaukee dock, on Sunday, had her jibboom broken off by the schooner GERTRUDE, which was passing down in a tow. The BANNER lost an anchor a few days since while at anchor under Long Point. The brig FOX encountered the gale on Lake Erie, bound up, and carried away her centerboard. She has arrived here and is having it replaced. The stmr.
FORESTER and schr W.B. HIBBARD collided during a fog on Saturday night on Lake
Huron. The schooner was damaged so that she sunk on her arrival in the River St. Clair, alongside the bank. Report has it that the FORESTER sank also, but we cannot vouch for the correctness of the rumor.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 26, 1866

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $200
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Forester (Steamboat), collision, 1 Jun 1866