Henry Hagar (Schooner), collision, 27 May 1865
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The schr. HARRY HAGAR arrived here yesterday morning, upward bound, in a badly crippled condition. On Thursday night (5/22), about 11:00, while sailing with the wind close haul, she was run into about 5 miles below Bar Pt., Lake Erie, by a white fore-and-after, downward bound, and apparently grain loaded. The HAGAR was struck on her quarter, taking her stern, from taffrail down, completely off, but not sufficiently near to the water line
to cause her to sink. The night was sufficiently clear to easily distinguish a vessel for some distance off, and her lights plainly visible.
John Bee, a seaman belonging to the HAGAR, was missing immediately after the collision, and it is supposed either drowned or got aboard the unknown vessel. He was standing at the wheel at the time of the disaster. He was a resident of Canada. Under the above circumstances it is a matter of wonder that so great a blunder should have taken place. The HAGAR is here for repairs.
Detroit Free Press
May 27, 1865
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- William R. McNeil
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