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Uncle Tom (Schooner), U25040, dismasted, 1 Oct 1866

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UNCLE TOM Schooner, dismasted during a gale on Lake Erie, October 1866. Property loss $2,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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UNCLE TOM Schooner of 296 Tons, owned at Oswego by Malcolm & Co. Bound from Detroit to Oswego, was dismasted at Pigeon Bay, Lake Erie, November 1866. Loss to ship $500 insurance $300
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      MARINE DISASTERS. - The following telegrams were received at the Board of Lake Underwriters, yeaterday, from Detroit:
      Schooner GEO. FOOTE here; lost anchor and chain; considerably damaged.
      Brig SEMINOLE here; dismasted
      Schooner UNCLE TOM here; dismasted
      Bark JESSIE HOYT at Mackinac; dismasted
      Brig MARINER here, all sails gone.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 27, 1866

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      MARINE ITEM. - The captain of the schooner A. BOODY, which arrived in port yesterday, reports seeing the schooner UNCLE TOM lying in Pigeon Bay, dismasted. Also reports a white vessel lying off Point au Pelee, with foresail and jib gone. The BOODY lost her flying jib and a fluke of her anchor. - Toledo Com, 26th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 29, 1866

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      ARRIVED IN PORT. - The schooner UNCLE TOM, reported several days ago as in Pigeon Bay, dismasted, arrived at Toledo Sunday morning in tow of the tug T.D. DOLE.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 31, 1866

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      CONVERTED INTO A BARGE. - The schooner UNCLE TOM, dismasted in the recent gale, will hereafter be employed as a barge in the lumber trade between this city and Saginaw. - Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, November 2, 1866

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Schooner UNCLE TOM. U. S. No. 25040. Of 230.26 tons. Home port, Toledo. Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: dismasted
Hull damage: $2,000
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.016388 Longitude: -82.681666
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Uncle Tom (Schooner), U25040, dismasted, 1 Oct 1866