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Middlesex (Schooner), U16437, 1 Sep 1876


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SCHOONER MIDDLESEX LOST. - The Milwaukee Sentinel is in recent private advices that the schooner Middlesex, deal laden, from Manistee for Europe, sprung a leak on the passage over and, becoming waterlogged, was abandoned to her fate. The crew were picked up by a passing steamer and landed in New York. No mention is made of when or where the disaster occurred, but as the craft had bade good-bye to this coast in the 7th or 8th inst, she must have been well out upon the Atlantic. The Middlesex was a vessel of 266 tons, and twenty years old, having been built by Messrs. Quayle & Martin at Cleveland in 1856, and consequently was wholly unfit for a contest with old ocean's billows. Her owner, Mr. John Wright of this city, left here with the intention of crossing on the vessel, and was probably on board when she was lost. Amount of insurance not known. - Chicago, 27.
      Detroit Advertiser and Tribune
      September 29, 1876



THE SCHOONER MIDDLESEX. - The captain and crew of the schr Middlesex, lost on the Atlantic with a cargo of deals, have arrived home. The accident was caused by the oakum working out of a seam during a gale. The captain says that, although the Middlesex was an old vessel, she was well preserved and in a seaworthy condition, being well able to perform the voyage across the ocean.
      Detroit Advertiser and Tribune
      October 13, 1876



THE LAST OF THE MIDDLESEX. -- The following dispatch has been received from London, England: "The British brig ADA FULTON, which arrived at Queenstown today, reports having set fire to the water-logged and abandoned schooner MIDDLESEX, of Milwaukee.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, October 12, 1876
     
     
NAME: MIDDLESEX
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 16437
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA:
BEAM:
DEPTH:
GROSS: 266.39 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
NET:
YEAR BUILT:
STATE:
CITY:
HOME PORT: Cleveland, OH (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875); Milwaukee, WI (1876; 1877;
1878)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878.
NOTES:
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885


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ocean voyage, became total loss
Date of Original:
1876
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Local identifier:
McN.E.11061
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Middlesex (Schooner), U16437, 1 Sep 1876