The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harrison (Schooner), collision, 13 Nov 1852

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A terrific gale occurred on Lake Ontario Friday and Saturday last (12th. & 13th.), during which considerable damage was done to the shipping on the lake. It appears by the following from the Oswego Times that a number of vessels are known to have encountered the gale, and have not since been heard from. Much solitude is of course felt for their safety:
The Revenue Cutter HARRISON, lying inside the west pier, parted her fastenings, and was driven from her moorings by the violence of the wind and the seas pouring over the pier. She came in contact the the British barque NEW BRUNSWICK, lying near by, and both vessels were more or less injured. The Cutter had her bowsprit, cutwater and part of her shrouds carried away.
      Rochester Standard & Union
      November 16, 1852

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Harrison (Schooner), collision, 13 Nov 1852