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Fanny Campbell (Bark), C96846, capsized, 1 Jun 1869

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CAMPBELL, FANNY Bark, cargo timber, waterlogged and capsized off Rond Eau; got up.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

BARK FANNY CAMPBELL SUNK. -- The bark FANNY CAMPBELL, loaded with oak timbers and bound from this port to Kingston, when about 10 miles S. W., of Rondeau Point, on the 5th, wind fresh N. N. W., sprung a leak. As she made water rapidly, Capt. McDonald raised a signal of distress, in response to which the propeller BRADBURY came alongside. Capt. McDonald states that Capt. D. Conklin, of the propeller, declined to render any assistance, simply advising him to make for the shore. The bark CANADA, which was ahead, came about and remained by until 1 P. M. on the 5th, when the propeller MENDOTA took the CAMPBELL in tow, and succeeding in reaching within one mile and a half of the shore, when she became waterlogged and rolled over. The crew, consisting of 12 men were taken off, also two horses and the small boat and carried to Detroit, arriving at 6 o'clock A. M., Sunday the 6th. A tug with steam pumps was immediately sent to the bark.
      Toledo Blade
      June 9, 1869

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Reason: capsized
Freight: timber
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.2975 Longitude: -81.888611
William R. McNeil
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Fanny Campbell (Bark), C96846, capsized, 1 Jun 1869