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Rebecca (Schooner), sunk, 7 Jun 1860


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Schooner REBECCA, cargo iron ore, struck a rock in the Detour Passage, Lake
Huron, and sunk in shallow water. Property loss, hull $4,000 cargo $800.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

      . . . . .

The steamer NORTHERN LIGHT arrived from Lake Superior yesterday, having left
Ontonagon on Tuesday the 5th. MEMORANDA
"Friday morning the 8th. Schooner YORKTOWN is ashore on Pipe Island, and
another schooner, name unknown, is ashore and sunk on the mainland."
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Monday Evening, June 11, 1860

      . . . . .

      DISASTERS
      Intelligence was received at Detroit on Saturday evening that the schooner
REBECCA, loaded with 320 tons ore for Cleveland struck a rock half a mile above
Detour on Thursday evening last. She was run upon the shore where she is now
sunk.
The Cleveland schooner YORKTOWN, bound down, is ashore on Pipe Island, two
miles above Detour.
      Cleveland Plain dealer
      Monday evening, June 11, 1860

      . . . . .

      Captain Davidson, of Buffalo, owner of the schooner REBECCA, sunk above
Detour, went up yesterday, on the NORTH STAR, to make preparations for raising
her. He has it in contemplation to charter the tug IVES, at the Sault, for that purpose.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, June 15, 1860

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The steamer FOUNTAIN CITY, Capt. Peck, arrived from Lake Superior Yesterday,
left Ontonagon Thursday the 14th. MERORANDA
"17th. schooner REBECCA still lies sunk"
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Wednesday evening, June 20, 1860

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The GEN. TAYLOR arrived from Ontonagon at Detroit Wednesday. The Captain
reports bringing from the Sault to Detour Capt. Davidson, of Buffalo, who has charge
of attempting to raise the sunken schooner REBECCA. One steam pump had only
been able to lower the water a foot and a half, and another has been sent for, to
Marquette.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, June 22, 1860

      . . . . .

      The schr. REBECCA, which was reported as having sunk at Detour by having
struck a rock in that passage, about a month ago, arrived here this morning in
tow of the S.C. IVES, and has gone into Campbell & Owen's drydock for repairs.
She was kept free by the use of one steam pump on the way down. Her damages
are not as serious as was first supposed; consequently she will be delayed for a
short time only for repairs.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 11, 1860

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      The schr. REBECCA has completed her repairs and has taken her departure for
the Sault to take on a cargo of ore which she left there. The amount of damage she
sustained by her recent sinking at Detour will not vary far from $4,500.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 18, 1860

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Notes:
Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $800
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1860
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.4012
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.98224 Longitude: -83.88612
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Rebecca (Schooner), sunk, 7 Jun 1860