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Toledo (Schooner), collision, 1 Aug 1859

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On Saturday night, between 9:00 and 10:00, the stmr. CLEVELAND, coming across the lake from Grand Haven, ran into the schr. TOLEDO, of this port, striking her near the foremast and cutting her nearly in two. The TOLEDO sank to the water's edge. Her crew consisting of 6 men, were taken on board the CLEVELAND. The schooner was seen the next day by the CITY OF CLEVELAND, still afloat. She was owned by Messrs. Pfister & Co., of this city, and was valued at $2,000. Capt. Dougall attributes the accident to carelessness on the part of the schooner in not displaying her lights. No injury was sustained by the CLEVELAND, which had some 50 passengers on board at the time. - Milwaukee News, Monday.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 5, 1859

We learn from one of the officers of the CITY OF CLEVELAND, that the wreck of the schooner TOLEDO, which was run down on Saturday night is lying on the bar, very close to the entrance of the harbor at Grand Haven. The CITY OF CLEVELAND ran afoul of her a night or two since, and knocked the masts out of her. So says the Milwaukee News.
      Buffalo Daily republic
      August 6, 1859
      The Detroit Advertiser says the schooner TOLEDO, which was run into, a short time since, by the steamer CLEVELAND, on Lake Michigan, was subsequently towed to Grand Haven, where she was again run into by the steamer CITY OF CLEVELAND, and this time nearly demolished. She was owned in Milwaukee.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      August 10, 1859

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Toledo (Schooner), collision, 1 Aug 1859