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Knight Templar (Schooner), sunk, 28 Nov 1865

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We had hoped that the record of further disasters in the Flats had passed by, for the present season, at least, a large number having laid up, leaving comparatively few to traverse through the difficult passes the remainder of the fall, but it appears otherwise from the following record. A few grain loaded vessels arrived at the Flats on Monday evening, and doubtless, owing to thick weather, grounded, and afterwards run into by others following in the rear. The schooner KNIGHT TEMPLAR, a new vessel, grain loaded, is sunk, it is stated, across the channel. The schooner RUSSIAN has also sustained serious damage to her stern, and the barks S.V.R. WATSON and DESOTO, which are reported there also, lie blockaded and unable to pass through. The cause of the above disaster we could not learn, as none of them have yet arrived down.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 30, 1865

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      The KNIGHT TEMPLAR which met with disaster by sinking on the Flats, with a cargo of corn, was towed to this city on Sunday afternoon. Her entire cargo is in a damaged condition and her hold seriously injured by fire caused from the steam pumps. The corn is being taken out of her, and the vessel will immediately be placed in drydock for reapirs.
      Detroit Free Press
      December 5, 1865

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      SHIP BUILDING AT DETROIT. - Campbell & Owen's Yard - . . . . . The schooner KNIGHT TEMPLAR, which was sunk last fall on the St. Clair Flats, with a cargo of corn, is receiving new decks, and other large repairs. All the damage she received by the above mentioned disaster are to be made good, and she will leave the yard as good as new. . . . .
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      March 7, 1866

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Raised
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William R. McNeil
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Knight Templar (Schooner), sunk, 28 Nov 1865