The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Susquehanna (Schooner), collision, 1 May 1851

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SEVERE GALE AND MARINE DISASTERS.---We were visited yesterday by a gale of
greater severity than has occurred on the lakes since 1844. Its approach was not indicated by the barometer, and hence it caught our shipping outside unprepared--and we fear involved a severe loss of property if not of life. The following disasters to shipping have fallen under our notice:--The brig MARIA HILLIARD, which left a short time before the SCAMMON, came back with her canvas dreadfully torn up. In passing up the Creek (Buffalo) she ran foul of the schooner SUSQUEHANNA, her anchor catching the latter in the side, about midships and taking it along up the creek.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Friday, May 2, 1851

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The MARIA HILLIARD got foul of the SUSQUEHANNA and both were more or less the worse for the introduction.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 3, 1851

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Susquehanna (Schooner), collision, 1 May 1851