The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Poland (Schooner), collision, 1 Apr 1849

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Capt. Wilcox of the schooner POLAND, was knocked overboard from that vessel and drowned on Lake Michigan on her passage from Lake Michigan to this place. Captain Wilcox was a fine man and a good sailor. He belonged to Fairport, Ohio.
The POLAND came down to the "Flats" in charge of the mate--while aground on the Flats, she was run into by the steamer NIAGARA, and her plank on her side bent in so that they will have to come out. The damage was temporarily repaired and she proceeded to Detroit, where she stopped for suitable repairs to enable her to proceed to her port of destination.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, April 30, 1849 p.2

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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Poland (Schooner), collision, 1 Apr 1849