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H. S. Fairchild (Bark), leak, 18 Aug 1869

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FAIRCHILD, H.S. Bark, sprung a bad leak on Lake Huron.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      The schr. H.S. FAIRCHILD, bound from Marquette to this port with a cargo of iron ore,
sprung a leak last Sunday night on Lake Huron. She reached Detroit on Monday evening, and is now awaiting instructions from here.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 19, 1869 3-4

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      The schr. H.S. FAIRCHILD went into Campbell, Owen & Co.'s drydock at Detroit on the 18th for necessary repairs, and will soon proceed to her destination.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 20, 1869 3-5

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      The bark H.S. FAIRCHILD did not wait to go into drydock at Detroit, but proceeded on her voyage, as expected on the afternoon of the 19th, having taken on a pump.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 21, 1869 3-4

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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H. S. Fairchild (Bark), leak, 18 Aug 1869