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Ford (Schooner), sunk by collision, 6 Nov 1868


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Disaster In The Welland Canal.- On Wednesday morning, while the schooner FORD was in the Allenburg Lock, and the water within a foot of being out, the propeller LAWRENCE, from a misunderstanding between the captain and engineer, ran into the upper gates, carrying them away, forcing the schooner FORD through the lower gates, carrying them quite away, and the schooner was thrust in a smashed state into the next level, where she lies sunk, touching one side of the canal with her stern and the other with her bows. The propeller hangs on the sill of the lock. At the same time the guard-lock was prevented from closing by a log drifting between the gates. The water in the long level was lowered eighteen inches before the log could be got out and the gates closed, and the Canal Superintendent expects to have repairs finished by Monday.
      Detroit Post
      November 6, 1868 6-5


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised ?
Date of Original:
1868
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21259
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.08342 Longitude: -79.19958
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Ford (Schooner), sunk by collision, 6 Nov 1868