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G. H. Walker (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1853


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Schooner G.H. WALKER, wrecked at Madison Dock, Lake Erie, cargo lumber. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Express
      January 2, 1854 (1853 casualty list)

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VESSEL WRECKED. -- We learn from the Herald that the schooner G.H. WALKER was wrecked about 2 miles above Madison, Lake County, on Friday afternoon. She was loaded with pine lumber, supposed to belong to same dealer in Cleveland. The captain and hands drifted ashore on a raft and were nearly dead when relieved. The vessel and cargo are thought to be a total loss.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Monday, October 31, 1853

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WRECK OF THE SCHOONER G.H. WALKER. - The schooner G.H. WALKER, Capt. Hart sprang a leak on Friday last, in attempting to make the dock at Madison, Lake county, went ashore. her cargo consisted of pine lumber, and was consigned to W.W. Richardson, of this city. The lumber was washed overboard and scattered along the shore for miles. The schooner was badly injured and is a total loss. The hull was insured.
A correspondent of the Herald states that the captain was taken out of the water nearly drowned, having drifted ashore on a raft made of plank. The hands, six in number and one passenger, nearly perished, were taken from the wreck by the citizens.
Mr. Richardson left this city this morning for the wreck, with a number of scows. He intends picking up the stray lumber, and unloading whatever may be left on the schooner.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, November 1, 1853

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      The H.G. WALKER, which went ashore near Madison, is a total loss. Her hull was insured. Her load of pine lumber was consigned to W.W. Richardson of this city. He left the city this morning with several boats, with a view of securing as much of the lumber as he can find floating about, and moving whatever remains on board.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Tuesday, November 1, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1853
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McN.W.2255
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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G. H. Walker (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1853