The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cleveland (Steamboat), 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

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Cleveland (Steamboat), collision, 1 Aug 1859