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Elizabeth Jones (Bark), U8193, collision, 11 Nov 1872

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The schooner WILLIS collided with the bark ELIZABETH JONES on Lake Erie, Monday morning, and sunk in a very few minutes. The crew were saved.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, November 12, 1872

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      At about 3:00 on Monday morning a collision took place some 16 miles to the eastward of Pt. Pelee, between the bark ELIZABETH JONES, upward bound, laden with coal, and the schr. WILLIS (new), bound down, laden with 17,250 bu. barley. The latter sunk, and is a total loss. The crew were all saved. The WILLIS was owned at Racine and came out new this season. The damages to the JONES were slight. The WILLIS crew have arrived in Detroit, and both captains protested. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 13, 1872 3-5

Bark ELIZABETH JONES. U. S. No. 8193. Of 636.47 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: collision
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.2975 Longitude: -81.888611
William R. McNeil
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Elizabeth Jones (Bark), U8193, collision, 11 Nov 1872