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S. H. Lathrop (Schooner), U22396, sunk by collision, 1 Jul 1862

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Schooner S.H. LATHROP, cargo corn, sunk by collision with the bark W. STURGIS, in Point Au Pelee Passage, Lake Erie. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)

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      SCHOONER S.H. LATHROP SUNK. - By a dispatch to N.K. Whitney, Esq., of this city, from Capt. Earl, of the schooner S.H. LATHROP, we learn that the bark STURGIS ran into the LATHROP last night on Lake Erie, and sunk her. She was bound from this port to Cape Vincent, and had on a cargo of 18,800 bushels of corn, shipped by Mr. Whitney. The cargo was insured. - Chicago Tribune
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, July 21, 1862

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THE CLARA - The steamer CLARA has been chartered by Guy F. Hinchman & Co., to proceed to the wreck of the schooner S.H. LATHROP, sunk near Point au Pelee, and recover, with the aid of a diver, her sails, light spars, and such of the rigging as is possible to clear from the hull and spars. The CLARA will take with her a scow in tow, on board of which the above effects will be laden and brought to this city. -- Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, July 30, 1862

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      REPAIRED. - The schooner S.H. LATHROP, which during the early part of the season met with a disaster by collision, therby sinking her, and which was subsequently raised and brought to this port for repair, has been rebuilt and is again in commission, a better vessel than first launched. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, October 28, 1862

Barge LATHROP, of 278 tons. Built Buffalo by F. N. Jones in April of 1856. Owned by Gilchrist & others. Home port, Alpena. Valued at $3,000. Class B 2. Remarks: - Formerly schooner. Repaired '78 and '79.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Hull Register, 1879
Barge S.H. LATHROP. U. S. No. 22396. Of 278.81 tons gross. Home port, Alpena, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
      Schooner barge S.H. LATHROP. U. S. No. 22396. Of 278 tons gross; 264 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1856. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 137.0 x 26.1 x 10.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Cargo: $6,000
Freight: corn
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.872777 Longitude: -82.582777
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S. H. Lathrop (Schooner), U22396, sunk by collision, 1 Jul 1862