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Excelsior (Schooner), sunk by collision, 23 May 1853


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EXCELSIOR Schooner, collided with Steamer OWEN, and sunk in Detroit River, cargo coal. Got up. Property loss $3,000.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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RAISED.- It will be recollected that the schooner EXCELSIOR was sunk at the mouth of the river some time since, having at the time a load of coal on board. We understand she was raised on Tuesday by Capt. Gager's portable steam pump, by which she was pumped out in six hours. This pump is an extremely powerful and easily handled engine, which can all be packed in a wagon box. Capt. Gager, we understand is going to leave this pump at Detroit, being a central place, where it can be easily obtained for use in any part of the lake..
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, June 25, 1853

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THE EXCELSIOR. - This vessel, which was run into and sunk at the mouth of the river by the steamer JOHN OWEN, a few days since, has been raised by means of Capt. Gager's Machine Pump, and taken to Malden for repairs. - Detroit Tribune
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, July 1, 1853


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Cargo: included
Freight: coal
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1853
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2048
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Excelsior (Schooner), sunk by collision, 23 May 1853