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Coquette (Schooner), sank, 3 Oct 1858

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Schooner COQUETTE, cargo of staves, struck the shoal off Turtle Island, got
off and run on the west Sister Reef, got off and steered for Put-in-Bay and
grounded on Peach Orchard Shoal, jettisoned deck load, got off and into Put-in-
bay Harbor, where she filled and sank. Property loss $550
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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The schooner COQUETTE, Capt. Burchard, which sailed from this port on the
2d, for Buffalo, with a cargo of staves, struck on West Sister Reef on the 3d,
and though she got off, the captain found her in a leaking condition, and
attempted to go into Put-in-Bay for safety and assistance; but, in entering the
latter place, the vessel struck again on Peach Orchard Reef, and partly filled.
The schooner was shortly after got off, and sailed into Put-in-Bay, where she
now remains, waterlogged. A telegraph dispatch informs us that part of the
cargo was lost overboard. The tug ONTARIO has been chartered by Messrs.
Woolsey & Birckhead, to go down and pump the schooner out; also, to tow her
back to Toledo for repairs. - Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 11, 1858

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Reason: sank
Lives: nil
Freight: staves
Remarks: Raised
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William R. McNeil
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Coquette (Schooner), sank, 3 Oct 1858