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Visitor (Schooner), sunk, 16 May 1855

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VISITOR Schooner, cargo stone, sprung leak and sunk near West Sister Island, Lake Erie. Total loss. Captain drowned. Property loss $4,000
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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LOSS OF SCHOONER "VISITOR" --- We learn that, during the heavy blow of Wednesday night, the schooner VISITOR, Capt. Elbridge Parker, owned by Capt. Alexander Borden, of Port Clinton, sprung a leak and sunk off West Sister Island, resulting in the loss of the Captain's life. She was heavily loaded with stone from Kelly's Island, and the seas washed completely over her decks, by which means she became filled and went down. Only two men were on board, viz: Capt. Parker and Joseph Guyett, seaman, who was picked up by the schooner ANDOVER.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, May 21, 1855

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Lives: 1
Freight: stone
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William R. McNeil
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Visitor (Schooner), sunk, 16 May 1855