The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sonora (Bark), U22364, collision, 13 May 1862

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COLLISIONS. -- The past few days has been fraught with quite a number of disasters, some of them of serious import. We have already the present week made mention of some three or four, and as many more are at hand. The barque GREAT WEST while coming up in tow of the DART on Wednesday morning, a short distance down the river, by some means came in collision with the barque SONORA, which was in tow, bound down. The latter vessel had her jibboom, bowsprit and all her headgear carried away, but managed to reach Malden, where she is now repairing. The WEST, it is presumed, suffered no damage of consequence.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, May 17, 1862
      Bark SONORA. U. S. No. 22364. oF 275.21 TONS. hOME PORT, mENOMINEE, mICH.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Sonora (Bark), U22364, collision, 13 May 1862