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William Watson - Total Wreck 1870

Newcastle Journal, May 4th, 1870:
TOTAL WRECK OF A HARTLEPOOL COLLIER BRIG. Yesterday, a telegram reached Hartlepool, conveying intelligence of the total loss of the brig William Watson, Captain Wilson, of that port, on the 28th ult., on the coast of the island of Aland, in the Gulf of Finland. The ship, which belonged to Mrs. Allen, of Hartlepool, was a vessel of 23 keels, and left Hartlepool on the 26th March, with coals for Swinemunde. Having discharged her cargo,, she was proceeding to Gefle, to load timber, when she fell in with this mishap. Very providentially the crew were all saved; but the vessel herself, which is insured in the Alliance and Mutual clubs, at Hartlepool, will be a total loss.

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