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Thomas Parsons (Schooner), U14666, lost centre-board, 1 Aug 1871

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Schooner THOMAS PARSONS, lost centre board in the Straits.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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CENTREBOARD BROKE. - The schooner THOMAS PARSONS grain laden from Chicago, while on the passage through Lake Michigan, had her centreboard carried away, but finally reached the Straits, where she was detained three days.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, August 28, 1871

Schooner THOMAS PARSONS. U. S. No. 14666. Of 350.00 gross tons; 332.50 tons net. Built Charlotte, N.Y., 1868. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 135.0 x 26.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: lost centre-board
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Thomas Parsons (Schooner), U14666, lost centre-board, 1 Aug 1871