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Hiawatha (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Oct 1866

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HIAWATHA Schooner, Cargo wheat, sunk by collision with propeller ONEIDA off Point au Sable, October 1866. Property loss, hull $12,000, cargo $20,000.
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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HIAWATHA Schooner of 226 tons, owned at Chicago by Becker & Co. Bound from Chicago to Buffalo was sunk by collision, Lake Michigan, October 1866. Vessel and cargo of grain a total loss. Loss on ship $16,000 insurance $13,500 Loss on cargo $23,000 insurance $18,200
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      COLLISION AND LOSS OF SCHOONER HIAWATHA. - From information received by parties here, we understand that on Saturday of Sunday last, the propeller ONEIDA collided with the schooner HIAWATHA, off Point au Sable; the latter immediately sank. Her cargo consisted of wheat, and she had but little insurance on her hull.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 17, 1866

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Reason: sunk by collision
Hull damage: $12,000
Cargo: $20,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.05778 Longitude: -86.51425
William R. McNeil
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Hiawatha (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Oct 1866