Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Arctic (Steamboat), collision, 30 Apr 1851
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ARCTIC Steamer, came in collision off Fairport, Lake Erie with the Brig J. IRWIN, the Brig was bound down , and lost her bowsprit, jibboom and cut-water. April 30, 1851
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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ANOTHER COLLISION.---On Tuesday night last the steamer ARCTIC, bound up, came in collision with the brig JOHN IRWIN, bound down, off Fairport. The brig had her bowsprit, jib-boom and cut-water carried away. The steamer had her bulwarks stove considerably.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Friday, May 2, 1851

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The ARCTIC and the brig JOHN IRWIN, came in contact off Fairport, injuring the upper works of the steamer and carrying away several spars of the brig.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 3, 1851

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Reason: collision
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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Arctic (Steamboat), collision, 30 Apr 1851