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Flying Eagle (Scow), capsized, 10 Sep 1853

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FLYING EAGLE Scow, capsized on Lake St. Clair, cargo 150 barrels of salt. Got up. Property loss $300.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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CAPSIZED. - Capt. Goodsell, of the PEARL, informs the Detroit Free Press, that the scow FLYING EAGLE, of Port Huron, capsized in a gale, on last Friday night, in Lake St. Clair. She had on board 150 barrels of salt, which was a total loss. Crew all safe.
      Buffalo Daily Repbulic
      Wednesday, September 14, 1853

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SCOW FLYING EAGLE. - Capt. Miner gives notice in the Detroit Free Press, that he has in his possession the scow FLYING EAGLE, having found the same capsized and water-logged in Lake St. Clair, on the 12th. inst., and brought her to that city. The owner or owners will obtain further information by applying to Frank Derasse, a short distance below Smith's Saw Mill, Atwater Street, Detroit. When discovered, she was found to be without a small boat. It is thought that if she had one, the crew must have taken to it, and so escaped. If she had not, the probability is that all on board were drowned.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, September 17, 1853

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: salt
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.400277 Longitude: -82.624166
William R. McNeil
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Flying Eagle (Scow), capsized, 10 Sep 1853