The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Matt Root (Schooner), collision, 4 Jul 1861

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VESSEL COLLISION. -- We learn from Captain Snell, of the schooner MATT ROOT, that his vessel bound from Chicago to this port, last Thursday night, collided with the Canada schooner COMAN, off Grand River. The ROOT was beating down, and the COMAN ran across her bows. The former had her bowsprit and fore-rigging carried away. The COMAN was light, and when the vessels parted seemed to be rapidly making water.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, July 12, 1861

      The schooner MATT ROOT and COMAN collided off Grand River on Wednesday night. The ROOT's bowsprit was carried away.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 13, 1861

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.855277 Longitude: -79.577777
William R. McNeil
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Matt Root (Schooner), collision, 4 Jul 1861