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Lewis Wells (Schooner), storm damage, 1 Jun 1866

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LEWIS WELLS Schooner, lost mainsail, foresail,jib topsail and main gaff topsail on Lake Erie, June 1866. Property loss $1,800
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

DISABLED.---The Schooner LEWIS WELLS, passing up Detroit River yesterday morning, was overtaken by a severe squall, which in a brief space of time bereft her of nearly all of her canvas. At the time of the occurrence the crew were hurriedly engaged in taking in all sail, but so sudden did the wind raise, that her mainsail, foresail, jib topsail and main-gaftopsail were blown away and rendered unfit for further use
      Toledo Blade
      June 14, 1866

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Reason: storm damage
Hull damage: $1,800
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Lewis Wells (Schooner), storm damage, 1 Jun 1866