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Plymouth (Schooner), sunk by collision, 22 Jun 1852


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Schooner PLYMOUTH, sunk with cargo of grain on Lake Erie, by collision with Steamer NORTHERN INDIANA. Property loss $15,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 25, 1852 (casualty list)

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      COLLISION ON THE LAKE.
      SCHOONER SUNK -- NO LIVES LOST
      The steamer NORTHERN INDIANA, which left here yesterday morning, on a pleasure excursion on Tuesday morning ran
into a schooner about one o'clock this morning, sinking the schooner and greatly damaging the boat. The senior proprietor of this paper, who was on the NORTHERN INDIANA when the accident occurred, sends us the following particulars, by Speed's Line.
      Cleveland, June 23 -- 5 a.m.
The steamer NORTHERN INDIANA put into this port in distress in consequence of injuries sustained by running into the schooner PLYMOUTH, of Huron about half past one this morning. The schooner was laden with eighty-three hundred bushels of wheat, one hundred and fifty barrels of flour, and seven tierces of ashes, and two boxes of goods from Milan bound to Buffalo. The collision took place twenty miles off shore between Black River light and Cleveland. The steamer struck the schooner about midship, piercing her nearly through. The concussion was severe and the schooner held on the bow of the steamer for two minutes, when they separated, the schooner going down bow first.
      There were ten persons on board of the schooner, all of whom were saved, viz.: Austin A. Kirby, captain; John Wilson, mate; Robert Hastings; Hugh Hastings; Philo M. Clifford; Richard Eagleton; Virgil Worden and Clark Stevens, hands; and Mrs. John Wilson and child, seven months old. they were saved by the small boat of the schooner and taken on board of the steamer entirely destitute of clothing, having but about eight minutes to save themselves.
      The wind was blowing very heavy at the time of the accident, as it had during the passage, but the sky was clear and both vessels had light's at the time. The accident is unaccountable.
The steamer was badly broken in her bow, and leaked badly. She had about three feet of water in her hold. We are here repairing damages so as to proceed to Monroe. The captain and all hands are and have been busy since the accident, which will, probably, end the excursion.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday June 23, 1852
     
     

      COLLISION ON THE LAKE.
The steamer NORTHERN INDIANA, which left here on a pleasure excursion on Tuesday morning ran into the schooner PLYMOUTH belonging to Jason Parker, of this city off Milan bound down, yesterday morning about half past one o'clock, sinking the schooner and badly injuring the steamer.
      The schooner was laden with eighty-three hundred bushels of wheat, one hundred and fifty barrels of flour, and seven tierces of ashes. The collision took place twenty miles off shore between Black River light and Cleveland. The steamer struck the schooner about midship, piercing her nearly through. The concussion was severe and the schooner held on the bow of the steamer for two minutes, when they separated, the schooner going down bow first.
      There were ten persons on board of the schooner, all of whom were saved, by the small boat of the schooner and taken on board of the steamer entirely destitute of clothing, having but about eight minutes to save themselves.
      The wind was blowing very heavy at the time of the accident, as it had during the passage, but the sky was clear and both vessels had light's at the time. The steamer was badly broken in her bow, and put in at Cleveland leaking considerably, with three feet of water in her hold. We gather the above mainly from a dispatch in the Republic of last evening sent to that paper by its senior proprietor who was on the NORTHERN INDIANA.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, June 24, 1852



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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1852
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McN.W.1413
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Plymouth (Schooner), sunk by collision, 22 Jun 1852