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J. S. Newhouse (Schooner), U12764, lost sails and a man, 26 Oct 1857


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NEWHOUSE Schooner, arrived at Detroit with loss of sails, etc., and her Master. Property loss $300.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

     
Captain Spence, lost overboard from Schooner NEWHOUSE on Lake Huron.
      Chicago Daily Press
      1857 Casualty Lists

     
DISASTER AND LOSS OF LIFE. -- The Detroit Free Press says the schooner J. S. NEWHOUSE, of Chicago, Capt. Spense, was caught in the terrific gale which swept over the lakes on Monday and Tuesday last, near Presque Isle, and had her fore-boom snapped, her jib-boom carried away, and mainsail split. A heavy sea struck the vessel, sweeping the deck, and washing overboard Capt. Spense and three of the crew. The latter were brought back by the returning wave, and managed to get on board, but Capt. Spense was lost. He leaves a wife and four children in Cleveland.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 29, 1857


Schooner J.S. NEWHOUSE. U. S. No. 12764. Of 292.17 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871


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Reason: lost sails and a man
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1857
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Local identifier:
McN.W.3331
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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J. S. Newhouse (Schooner), U12764, lost sails and a man, 26 Oct 1857