The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gibraltar (Bark), collision, 26 May 1858

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The bark S.D. WOODRUFF, of Port Robinson, C. W., passed up early this morning, with jibboom, bowsprit, and all her head gear carried away, including her top sail yard in the truss. As she did not stop, particulars could not be ascertained. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, May 27, 1859

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      THE COLLISION. - It was reported in yesterday's issue that the bark S.D. WOODRUFF which passed up the day before, came in collision with some vessel unknown. It has since been ascertained that the vessel with which she collided was the bark GIBRALTER, whose damages were estimated at $300, and those of the WOODRUFF at $200. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, May 28, 1859

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Gibraltar (Bark), collision, 26 May 1858