The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
America (Bark), collision, 1 May 1858


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COLLISION. - The bark AMERICA and schooner TORRENT collided on Lake Erie at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, 12 miles below Rondeau. The AMERICA was bound down with a free wind; she had her head-gear and stem carried away, and was towed here leaking considerably, but can be kept clear. She goes into Clark's dry dock for repairs. The TORRENT was not much damaged. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Tuesday, May 4, 1858

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      COLLISION. - The schooner TORRENT, bound up, and the barque AMERICA, bound down, laden with wheat, came into collision Sunday morning, below Point Pelee. The AMERICA struck the TORRENT bow foremost, on the starboard side, just amidships. The AMERICA's stem was broken off, and her head gear carried away, causing her to leak considerably, though not so badly but that she could be kept clear with her pumps. She returned to this port and will go into Clark's dry dock for repairs. The TORRENT sustained no injury except having her beams started, and her bulwarks slightly broken.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 6, 1858

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1858
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17292
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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America (Bark), collision, 1 May 1858