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J. S. Newhouse (Schooner), U12764, collision, 1 Aug 1866

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Schooner NEWHOUSE, damaged by collision with schooner AUTOCRAT on Lake Michigan, August 1866. Property loss $100. The AUTOCRAT was a total loss.
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

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      THE SCHOONER AUTOCRAT SUNK. - This fine vessel was run into on Saturday; when a few miles out from Chicago, by the schooner J.S. NEWHOUSE, and shortly afterwards sunk. She had a cargo of 16,000 bushels of corn, and was insured in the Western of Buffalo and Security Insurance Campanies.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 7, 1866

Schooner J.S. NEWHOUSE. U. S. No. 12764. Of 292.17 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: collision
Hull damage: $100
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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J. S. Newhouse (Schooner), U12764, collision, 1 Aug 1866