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Star (Scow), sunk, 1 Apr 1854


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STAR Scow Schooner, sunk in Detroit River, with a cargo of stone, three lives lost. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)



Last Tuesday the scow STAR, from Fairport, sunk in the Detroit River and three men were drowned. The captain and a boy were saved.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Thursday, April 6, 1854



SCOW SUNK -- MEN DROWNED. -- The scow STAR, from Fairport, Dayton Master, loaded with stone, sprung a leak and instantly sunk in Detroit River, near the city, yesterday. Capt. Dayton, and a boy named A. Singer, succeeded in getting ashore by means of some pieces of board. A man named McAdams, another named Ames, and another called "Charley," from Madison Dock, were drowned. The STAR ran in the lumber trade last season. She sunk entirely out of sight. -- Cleveland Plain Dealer.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, April 6, 1854


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 3
Freight: stone
Date of Original:
1854
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Local identifier:
McN.W.1606
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Star (Scow), sunk, 1 Apr 1854