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S. E. Hudson (Schooner), collision, 18 Oct 1863


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S.E. HUDSON, Schooner, cargo wheat, sunk by collision with prop. ECLIPSE, off Point Abino. Total loss, one man drowned
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      COLLIDED. - The propeller ECLIPSE, Capt. Crosby of the New York Central Line, left this port for Toledo, about three o'clock, Sunday morning, and about four o'clock came in collision with the schooner E.W. HUDSON, laden with wheat from Chicago for Buffalo. The HUDSON was sunk immediately after the collision, and her main mast is just above water about one mile this side of Point Abino, and about two miles from the North Shore. The crew of the HUDSON were all save with the exception of John Flannagan of Detroit who was drowned. The ECLIPSE brought them to this city. Two of the crew were slightly injured. The hull and cargo were insured.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 19, 1863

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      A disasterous collision occurred yesterday morning about 5:00 on the lake about 10 miles from the lighthouse, between the prop. ECLIPSE, Capt. Crosby, and the schr. HUDSON. The collision was so violent that the schooner sank in a few minutes after the accident, in 18 fathoms of water. The HUDSON was laden with 18,000 bushels wheat, consigned to Messrs. Griffin & McDonald of this city. The schooner was owned by Mr. Hudson of Detroit. The only casualty attending the disaster was the drowning of 1 man, who was sleeping in the forecastle at the time. The others were promptly rescued by the men of the propeller. The ECLIPSE was slightly damaged, and returned to port. She was soon put in trim, and started during the forenoon on her trip to Toledo.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 19, 1863 3-1
     
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      A collision occurred on Sunday morning about 5:00 on the lake 10 miles from the lighthouse, between the prop. ECLIPSE, Capt. Crosby and the schr. HUDSON. The collision was so violent that the schooner sank in a few minutes in 18 fathoms of water. The HUDSON was laden with 18,000 bushels wheat, from Milwaukee, consigned to Messrs. Griffin & McDonald of this city. The schr. was owned by Mr. Hudson of Detroit. One of the crew of the schooner was drowned, the others were promptly rescued by the crew of the propeller. The ECLIPSE was slightly damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 19, 1863 3-3

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      Captain Charles. G. Fortier will make an attempt to raise the schooner E.W. HUDSON, recently sunk off Point Abino by Collision.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, October 27, 1863

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The Coast Wrecking steamer RESCUE, Captain Cotton, arrived at this port Wednesday night from Port Huron with a quantity of freight just recovered from the prop. WABASH, lost over a year ago off Lexington....The RESCUE left here this morning to visit and recover if possible a number of wrecks sunk in Lake Erie, among them the schr. QUICKSTEP at Long Pt. Cut and W.S. KEITH there also; the prop. TONAWANDA, which was sunk off Buffalo last fall; the prop. ACME off Dunkirk; the schr. SARAH E. HUDSON (new) off Pt. Abino, and the brig OXFORD, with a cargo of railroad iron sunk near Mohawk Island by collision with the prop. SPAULDING. - Detroit Tribune
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 24, 1871

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      WRECKING. - The wrecking steamer RESCUE, which left Detroit on Thursday, will visit, and if possible, recover a number of wrecks sunk in Lake Erie, among which may be mentioned the schooners W.S. KEITH and QUICKSTEP, at Long Point Cut; also the propeller TONAWANDA, which was sunk off Buffalo last fall; the propeller ACME off Dunkirk, the schooner SARAH E. HUDSON, off Point Abino, and the brig OXFORD, with a cargo of railroad iron, sunk near Neward Island, by a collision with the propeller SPAULDING.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 22, 1871

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Reason: collision
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $16,000
Cargo: $21,840
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1863
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Local identifier:
McN.W.341
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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S. E. Hudson (Schooner), collision, 18 Oct 1863