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Cortlandt (Brig), collision, 16 Jun 1857

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ACCIDENT. - The brig COURTLAND, which came into port yesterday, with a cargo of salt, came near causing a general smash up at the dock where she landed. She came up to J.L. Hurd & Co's dock, under a stiff breeze, with all sails set, and when within two or three rods of the dock, dropped anchor. Being under considerable headway, the anchor dragged, and she ran against the stern of the new tug LEVIATHAN, jamming her against the schooner SAXON, which lay ahead of her. The tug being very strong, withstood the shock without a particle of damage. The COURTLAND's figure-head was smashed, and her bowsprit and bulwarks were damaged to a small extent. - Detroit Advertiser, 17.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, June 18, 1857

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: salt
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Cortlandt (Brig), collision, 16 Jun 1857