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C. C. Trowbridge (Schooner), U4358, sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1857


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Schooner C. C. TROWBRIDGE, sunk by collision with the Schooner FORTUNE near Bar Point, Lake Erie. Property loss $28,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 8, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      The schr. C. C. TROWBRIDGE was run into on Friday evening about 5 miles below Bar Point, by the schooner FORTUNE, and sunk. Both vessels passed down on Friday evening in tow of the tug R. R. ELLIOTT, which took them as far as the mouth of the river, and soon after reaching the lake a snow storm came on which obliged the TROWBRIDGE to anchor. The FORTUNE came down soon after, and, striking the TROWBRIDGE just forward of the mainmast, cut her nearly down to the water's edge, and she soon sunk in about 3 1/2 fathoms water. The FORTUNE had her jibboom and head gear carried away, but was not injured sufficiently to detain her, and she proceeded on her voyage. The TROWBRIDGE is lying on her starboard side with her jibboom and port rail out of the water. She is owned by Mr. Trowbridge & Jones of this city and was valued at $15,000 and insured for $12,000 in the Buffalo Mutual. She was loaded with 15,000 bu. wheat, which was no doubt insured.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 15, 1857

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      SCHOONER "C. C. TROWBRIDGE" TO BE RAISED. - An attempt is being made by Mr. J. P. Clark to raise the schooner C. C. TROWBRIDGE, which was sunk last season below Point Abino by collision with a propeller. Mr. Clark bought her of her owners last spring for $1,600. The tug RELIEF, a day or two since, towed down two scows with timber, chains, buoys, &c., to commence operations. The vessel has been found, and is said to be laying easy on an even keel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, July 12, 1858

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      SCHOONER TROWBRIDGE BEING RAISED. - We learn that Mr. Clark is making good progress in raising the schooner C.C. TROWBRIDGE, sunk a few miles below Bar Point. The means used are chains passed under her and attached to two vessels anchored alongside. She is now raised so that her decks are nearly out of water. She will soon be in dry dock undergoing repairs. - Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Thursday, July 15, 1858

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The schr. C.C. TROWBRIDGE has been raised and brought to the drydock in this city. She was sunk near Bar Point last fall by coming in collision with another vessel, and was supposed to be a total loss. The ice and the action of the water had carried away all her spars. Lately, however, Mr. Clark, owner of the dry dock, purchased her for the sum of $1,400. He took down the brig ANDES and the bark FAME last week, and has succeeded in raising her without difficulty. Last Thursday she could be floated without difficulty, her bulwarks being 4 ft. above the water, and the vessel itself supported by derricks built out from the two others. Thus supported between the two, she was towed into Malden by the tug REINDEER, and yesterday the stmr. PEARL towed them up to the city. Her planking is cut through in the place where she came in collision with the other vessel, but in all other respects her hull is sound. She will be immediately repaired.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 18, 1858

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SCHOONER C. C. TROWGRIDGE RAISED. -- This schooner, which J. P. Clark, Esq., has for some days been endeavoring to raise, was taken up the river yesterday, by the PEARL, to Clark's dry-dock, where she will undergo repairs. She was towed to the mouth of the river day before yesterday, by the tug REINDEER. With the exception of the hole cut in her by the schooner FORTUNE, when she was sunk, her hull is in good condition, and but little damaged. Her spars, most of her rigging, and one anchor are gone. Her hull is yet partially full of wheat and sand, which will be cleaned out when she goes into dock. The TROWBRIDGE was sunk in November last by being run into by the schooner FORTUNE, while lying at anchor off Bar Point, loaded with 15,000 bu wheat. She was comparatively a new vessel. Her present owner, Mr. Clark, bought her some time since for the sum of $1,400. -- Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      July 19, 1858

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      The schr. C.C. TROWBRIDGE made her appearance at the dock yesterday for the first time since her collision with the FORTUNE in the fall of 1857. She has been thoroughly repaired, refitted and repainted and presents as staunch looking a craft as ever. She is owned by J.P. Clark, of this city, and is commanded by Capt. Hugh Coyne, formerly of the schr. EAGLE WING.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 20, 1860

     
Schooner C.C. TROWBRIDGE. U. S. No. 4358. Of 242.52 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
     
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1857
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McN.W.3394
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
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William R. McNeil
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C. C. Trowbridge (Schooner), U4358, sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1857