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Oriental (Schooner), aground, 12 Sep 1873

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Detroit, Sept. 12 - The bark CECELIA was sunk last night in Point au Pelee Passage in collision with the schooner ORIENTAL.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, September 15, 1873

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      A dispatch to capt. E.P. Dorr, from Detroit says: "The bark CECELIA was sunk Saturday night (9/13) by collision with the schr. ORIENTAL, 2 miles southwest of Pt. au Pelee, in 6 fathoms of water. She was loaded with wheat."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 15, 1873 3-5

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      The schr. PRINCE ALFRED received serious damage from a collision with the schr. ORIENTAL, about 3 miles below Port Colborne, in the Welland Canal, and came to this city for repairs. She arrived Sunday evening, and is receiving attention at the hands of Messrs. Mills & Welch. The ORIENTAL is the same craft that collided with and sunk the bark CECELIA at the head of the lake a few days since.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 23, 1873 3-5

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Uninjured ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Oriental (Schooner), aground, 12 Sep 1873