Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Old Concord (Schooner), U18923, aground, 25 Jul 1888
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During Wednesday forenoon the members of the Sturtevant Lumber Company, owners of the old barge, OLD CONCORD, received a message saying that the vessel had sunk off Lyon's head, distance about thirty-five miles from Owen Sound. Both vessels left Ashtabula last Thursday night, coal laden for Owen Sound, and it seems everything must have gone well until last Sunday, when they were endeavoring to make their way through a heavy fog, as shown in the following, which was a part of the message to the owners.
      "Cause of trouble, heavy fog; can save cargo with good weather." Without full particulars it is supposed the CONCORD nust have had some mishap while sailing in this fog and went down. The first mesage says she is in nine feet of water forward and water is over her deck aft. The Lumber Company sent one of their own men to the scene of the disaster last night, who will do everything he can to save the cargo and also to rescue the vessel if possible.
The latter is valued at $5,000, and is not insured, and it is doubted whether there is any insurance on the cargo of six hundred tons of coal. The CONCORD is a very old vessel, said to be one of the earliest vessels built by Mr. Thomas
Quayle, Sr., of this port (Cleveland). She was originally a propeller, but in later years was burned, and since then had been sailed in her present shape as lumber barge.
      the Marine Record
      July 26, 1888
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      The barge OLD CONCORD sunk off Lyon's Head has been abandoned, as to raise and repair her would cost more than the craft and cargo are worth.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 4, 1888 3-6

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OLD CONCORD Schr. of 550 tons. Valued at $5,000. Owned by Sturtevant Lumber Company. Home port, Cleveland. Date of Casualty, July 25, 1888.
      Lost Tonnage of 1888
      Marine Record, Jan. 3, 1889

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OLD CONCORD propeller of 457 tons. Built Detroit, Mich., 1855. Official U. S. Number, 18923. Rig changed to schooner April 20, 1876.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      1790-1868, The Lytle - Holdcamper List
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Steam screw OLD CONCORD. U. S. No. 18923. Of 457 tons gross. Built Detroit, Mich., 1855. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION. -- Rig changed to a schooner April 20, 1876.
      Merchant Steam Vessles of the U. S. A.
      Lytle -- Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Old Concord (Schooner), U18923, aground, 25 Jul 1888