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Michael Dousman (Schooner), aground, 8 Dec 1853


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DOUSEMAN, M. Schooner, cargo coal, wrecked on Point Abino, Lake Erie. Property loss $3,000
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty List)
     
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LOSS OF THE SCHOONER M. DOUSMAN. - At an early hour yesterday morning the masts of a vessel ashore on Point Abino could be seen from the docks, and it was supposed to be either the brigs R. WILLIS or C.B. BLAIR, which had gone ashore during the night. A tug was chartered and sent to the relief of the vessel.
Last evening Capt. Leggett, of the schooner M. DOUSMAN, came down and reported that the vessel ashore was the DOUSMAN, and that she would probably be a total loss. She left Cleveland on Monday with 250 tons of coal, part of which she discharged at some port on Grand River. After leaving the River she sprang a leak, and the Captain, to save her from sinking in deep water, ran her on to the rocks near the Point. She sunk about 10 o'clock Wednesday night. her hands were engaged all day in stripping her. The DOUSMAN, when she sank, had on some 175 tons of coal for W. Buckley, of this city, by whom she is owned. Cargo insured for $1,000 in the National Protection. Vessel insured for $4,000
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, December 9, 1853

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LOSS OF THE SCHOONER M. DOUSMAN. - Buffalo, Dec. 8.-- The vessel reported ashore this morning on Point Abino turns out to be the schooner MICHAEL DOUSMAN. Capt. Leggett came down this morning, and from him we learn that he left Cleveland on Monday with 250 tons of coal. He proceeded to Grand River and there discharged his deck load, some 80 tons, and after leaving the river the vessel was found to lead badly, and to save her from sinking in deep water, her captain ran her on the rocks. She will be a total loss -- her hands were stripping her today. She is owned by W. Buckley of this city, and insured for $4,000. Cargo insured for $1,000.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Friday, December 9, 1853

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      LOSS OF THE SCHOONER DOUSMAN.
On Friday morning, at Buffalo, the masts of a vessel ashore at Point Abino could be seen from the docks, and that vessel ashore was the DOUSMAN, and that she will probably be a total loss. She left Cleveland on Monday with 250 tons of coal, part of which she discharged at some port on Grand River. After leaving the river she sprung a leak, and the captain, to save her from sinking in deep water, ran her on the rocks near the Point. She sunk about 10 o'clock Wednesday night. Her hands were engaged all day stripping her. The DOUSMAN when she sunk had on some 175 tons of coal for W. Buckley, of this city, by whom she is owned. Cargo insured for $1,000 in the National Protection. Vessel insured for $4,000.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Monday, December 12, 1853

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The little schooner MORNING STAR came in this morning with eight tons of coal saved from the schooner M. DOUSMAN which was wrecked last fall off Point Abino.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, April 24, 1854



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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1853
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2345
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Michael Dousman (Schooner), aground, 8 Dec 1853