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F. J. King (Schooner), U9299, lost bowsprit, 2 Nov 1871

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Schooner F.J. KING, arrives at Buffalo minus her bowsprit.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      DISASTERS. - The bark FAVORITE arrived here minus yesterday minus her top-gallant and royal masts. The schooner F.J. KING had her bowsprit carried away outside. The schooner JAMES MAGEE had all of her jibs blown away. These vessels will repair at this port.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, November 3, 1871

Schooner F.J. KING. U. S. No. 9299. Of 280.55 tons gross; 266.35 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio, 1867. Home port Ogdensburg, N.Y. 140.0 x 26.0 x 11.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: lost bowsprit
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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F. J. King (Schooner), U9299, lost bowsprit, 2 Nov 1871