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Java (Schooner), aground, 8 Oct 1858


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Schooner JAVA, cargo copper ore and fish, sprang a leak on Lake Erie, and ran ashore at Dunkirk; cargo partly saved, vessel Total loss. Property loss $8,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      Dunkirk, Oct. 9. - Editors Courier: - Yesterday about 4 o'clock P. M., the schooner JAVA, loaded with copper and bound for your port, was wrecked on the breakwater, just north of this village. She left Detroit on Tuesday last, and was
out in all the gale. She lost both her anchors and her crew for two days were wet through, and without fire or food. The names of the crew are, William Been, Capt. E.J. Stevens, Mate; John Hunphrey, Stewart; John Collins; George Penrose;
Jackson Cottrell; Donald McDonough, Seamen; all of whom were rescued.
Particular credit is due to Archibald Smith and Michael Doyle, who, at the peril of their lives, went to the distressed vessel throughout a sea threatening destruction every instant.
The vessel may possibly be saved.
      STEWARD.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 11, 1858

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THE SCHOONER JAVA. - The JAVA's condition is not so bad as we were led to believe. She went on the breakwater at Dunkirk, Friday afternoon, when she filled and sunk. She has a good side out and can be got afloat. The crew were
got off by boats sent out from propellers in the harbor. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, Octobber 14, 1858

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SCHOONER JAVA ONCE MORE. - The SUSQUEHANNA, which left Dunkirk Monday night reports that the JAVA has been stripped and abandoned, having broken in two. Active exertions were being made to get out her cargo, which consists chiefly of copper ore. Some of it will probably be lost. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 16, 1858

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The wreck of the JAVA still hangs together on the breakwater. Her rigging has been taken off, and several tons of the copper ore have already been secured. She will undoubtedly go to pieces in the first north-west gale. - Dunkirk Press & Argus.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, November 29, 1858

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: copper ore & fish
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1858
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Local identifier:
McN.W.3753
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Java (Schooner), aground, 8 Oct 1858