The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New York (Propeller), collision, 21 Oct 1859

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Schooner DAWN, Capt. Gibson and the propeller NEW YORK, collided last Friday, 21st. October at 6 A.M. about 12 miles from Port Stanley, on the Canadian shore. The DAWN was struck just forward of her cabin and cut down to the water's edge, and sunk in less than ten minutes. Owned by Capt. Gibson, Walldorf and Sterling of Monroe.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 26, 1859

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      COLLISION. - On Friday morning, about 6 o'clock, the schooner DAWN, Captain Gibson, and the propeller NEW YORK, of the Dunkirk and Toledo line of the New York and Erie Railroad, collided about 12 miles above Port Stanley on the Canada shore. The DAWN sunk in ten minutes, without saving anything. The crew was taken to Dunkirk on the NEW YORK.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, October 25, 1859

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      HEAVY DAMAGES. - At the recent term of the Admirality Court in Cleveland, the case of the collision of the propeller NEW YORK and the schooner DAWN, the court found that the management of the schooner DAWN was without fault, and the incompetency of the propeller in charge, and her mismanagement occasioned the collision and loss of the vessel. The value of the DAWN is found to be $2,000, and degree rendered for the libelants for that amount.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, March 19, 1860

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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New York (Propeller), collision, 21 Oct 1859