Seizure of the Schooner RED CLOUD and Arrest of her Captain.
Sandusky, Jan. 29. -- The schooner RED CLOUD, owned by Bird B. Chapman, of Put-in-Bay Island, has been seized by the United States revenue authorities of this city on a charge of being a smuggler. Captain Chapman and one of his crew, a fellow named William Fick, had some dispute about wages the other day, and Fick made to certain parties some very damaging statements concerning Chapman and his crooked operations between Canadian ports and Put-in-Bay. These statements resulted in the seizure of the vessel, the papers, and the arrest of Chapman. A lot of woolen blankets, men's and women's wear of various kind, whisky, etc., were found stowed away in the boat. The manifest did not show that any such goods had been shipped from any port. They were, of course, smuggled. The arrest of Chapman and seizure of the boat created a great deal of comment hereabouts.
Monday, January 31, 1881
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The schooner RED CLOUD, which was seized recently for smuggling, was sold Tuesday by the Collector of Customs at Put-in-Bay, to Captain William Dryren, of Port Clinton, for $2,300. She was owned by B. Chapman, of that port, and was engaged in the Canadian and American coasting trade. Chapman was detected with several hundred dollars' worth of dutiable goods secreted in her hold.
Friday, May 6, 1881
NAME: RED CLOUD
OFFICIAL NO: 110215
GROSS: 17.43 (1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
YEAR BUILT: 1871
HOME PORT: Toledo, OH (1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880); Put in Bay, OH (1880-81); Sandusky, OH
(1882; 1883); Port Clinton, OH (1884; 1885
YEARS LISTED: 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879; 1880; 1880-81; 1882; 1883; 1884; 1885
MVUS, Pre-list to 1885
Schooner RED CLOUD. Of 75 tons. Built Toledo 1871 by Bailey Bros.
National Board of lake Underwriters