The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Carlingford (Schooner), U125024, overboard, 1 Nov 1869

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Schooner CARLINGFORD, her second mate overboard and drowned in Lake Erie.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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The schr. CARLINGFORD lost her second mate named CURTIS, overboard when off Erie on Sunday morning. At the time of the accident he was assisting in heaving up the anchor. Every effort was made to save him, but of no avail. He sank in a few minutes.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 10, 1869 3-5

DROWNED. -- The schooner CARLINGFORD left Erie on Sunday morning, bound upward, but when nearly six miles out discovered that the weather was too rough, and signaled for a tug to be hauled back into port. When the tug reached her, and while the second mate, named Curtis, was heaving up anchor, he slipped and fell overboard. Everything possible was done to rescue the unfortunate man -- fenders, oars and ropes being thrown to him and a boat lowered -- but all of no avail. Encumbered as he was with heavy clothing, notwithstanding he was an expert swimmer, he sunk before help could reach him.
      Toledo Blade
      November 12, 1869

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Carlingford (Schooner), U125024, overboard, 1 Nov 1869