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Africa (Schooner), split some sails, 1 Oct 1866

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AFRICA Schooner, lost her foretopsail and had her mainsail split on Lake Huron, October 1866. Property loss $400
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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THE LATE GALE - FURTHER DISASTERS. - The bark FANNY B. GARDNER made the port of Detroit Thursday with her sails gone, and otherwise damaged. We learn that a sailor on board the GARDNER was injured by falling from one of the yards. His injuries are light.
An unknown topsail schooner, lumber laden, is ashore north of Grand Haven, with sails badly damaged. Can be got off without difficulty.
The schooner AFRICA lost her foretopsail and had her mainsail split.
The schooner CORSAIR was obliged to slip her large anchor, together with forty five fathoms of cable, off Two Rivers Point. The anchor is buoyed.
The schooner SUPPLY lost an anchor and chain off Sheboygan. - Detroit Free Press, 26.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 29, 1866

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Reason: split some sails
Hull damage: $400
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Africa (Schooner), split some sails, 1 Oct 1866