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A. P. Nichols (Bark), U566, collision, 1 Sep 1865

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IN SEARCH OF LOST FREIGHT. - The steamer MAGNET has gone to the wreck of the schooner W.O. BROWN, which has been sunk below Bar Point, if possible, to recover her cargo, which, as is supposed, lies undisturbed on board of her. The BROWN was sunk by collision with the Bark A.P. NICHOLS in September last, and was freighted with 380 tons of coal and 125 tons of pig iron. The latter commodity it is thought can be readily recovered. The effort will be made to raise the vessel, repair her, and put her once more into commission. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 17, 1866

Schooner A.P. NICHOLS. U. S. No. 566. Of 299.67 tons gross; 284.69 tons net. Built Madison Dock, Ohio 1861. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 145.0 x 13.0 x 11.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

NOTE:- The beam of the vessel, given as 13 feet, should read 30 feet

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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A. P. Nichols (Bark), U566, collision, 1 Sep 1865