The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Duncan Stewart (Scow), capsized, 19 Aug 1857

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Scow, DUNCAN STEWART, capsized off Cleveland. Property loss $1,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      The scow schr. DUNCAN STEWART was capsized about 10 miles off Cleveland on Wednesday morning last. The crew after clinging 4 1/2 hours to the wreck were picked off and kindly cared for by Capt. Langley of the schr. ADAIR. They were taken to Cleveland and thence to Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 21, 1857 2-6

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      The scow schr. DUNCAN STEWART, from this port for Cleveland with a cargo of lath, was capsized 10 miles off Cleveland on Wednesday morning last. The Captain A.D. Burdeno, and his crew, after about four and a half hours struggling for their lives, and hanging on to the side of the boat, until they were almost exhausted, were picked up by Captain Langley of the schr. ADAIR, of Erie, kindly cared for by that gentleman, and taken back to Cleveland, where Captain Viger, of the MAY QUEEN took them on board and brought them to Detroit, showing them evey kindness in his power.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 21, 1857

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: lath
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Duncan Stewart (Scow), capsized, 19 Aug 1857