The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Florida (Schooner), U9757, collision, 1 Oct 1882

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The schooner C.B. BENSON, which was run into by the FLORIDA at the head of the lake some days ago, sustained considerable damage. She was struck by the stern of the FLORIDA on her starboard side, between the main and mizzen masts, and twelve stanchions, her rail and bulwarks were smashed in. Her deck planks were also started. and sea washing over her wet 76 bushels of her wheat. The BENSON will go light to Toledo for repairs.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, October, 1882
Schooner FLORIDA. U. S. No. 9757. Of 299.19 tons gross. Built Oswego, N.Y, 1868. Home port, Vermillion, O. 139.0 X 26.0 X 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Florida (Schooner), U9757, collision, 1 Oct 1882