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Harwich (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1858


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Schooner HARWICH, cargo lumber, ashore above False Presqu Isle, Total loss with all her crew of seven. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      The schooner HAIRBURCH, of Clayton, N. Y., Capt. Curran commander, bound for Chicago, and loaded with lumber, went ashore above False Presque Isle, on the 18th, inst., and all on board are supposed to have perished. Capt. Charles Irvin, of the schooner INDUSTRY, saw her at about 1 o'clock, standing in, disabled by loss of canvas, when he immediately stood for her until he saw her go to pieces, and until satisfied that all on board were lost. The vessel was owned and sailed by Captain W.W. Curran and cost about $8,000. We obtain this information from a cousin of Capt. Curran, who has received a letter from Capt. Irvin. containing the facts. - Sandusky Register.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 27, 1858

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      LAKE DISASTERS. - The schooner HARWICH, of Clatyon, Capt. Curran, is reported to have gone ashore near False Presque Isle, on the 18th, inst., and all on board are supposed to have perished. She was bound for Chicago with lumber. - Milwaukee News.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, November 3, 1858

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Reason: aground
Lives: 7
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1858
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McN.W.3797
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Harwich (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1858