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Sea Witch (Scow), capsized, 28 Jul 1857

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Scow SEA WITCH, capsized on Lake Erie, towed to Cleveland. Property loss, $1,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      The scow schr. SEA WITCH from Cleveland, for Buffalo, with a cargo of staves, capsized on the 28th ult, in a squall, about 10 miles off Erie. The tug D.P. RHODES took off the crew and afterwards, with the stm. HUDSON, went ot the vessel, righted her, towed her into Erie; where she was pumped out. She then sailed, and arrived in port on the 1st, having lost her big anchor, a big line and a few other articles.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 5, 1857 2-6

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: staves
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Sea Witch (Scow), capsized, 28 Jul 1857