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Oneida (Propeller), U18888, collision, 1 Oct 1866

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ONEIDA Propeller, was in collision with the Schooner HIAWATHA off Point au Sable, Lake Michigan, October 1866. The schooner was a total loss, together with her cargo of grain, but no casualty was reported for the propeller.
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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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

Steam screw ONEIDA. U. S. No. 18888. Of 1070.50 tons gross; 928.54 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 862. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 200.3 x 31.7 x 12.0.
      Merchant Vessel List U. S., 1885

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.05778 Longitude: -86.51425
William R. McNeil
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Oneida (Propeller), U18888, collision, 1 Oct 1866