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Erie Queen (Schooner), sunk, 6 Jul 1884

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ERIE QUEEN Schooner. Home port, Port Rowan. On July 6, 1884, vessel sunk in the St. Lawrence River, with a cargo of wheat, and became a total loss. Cargo loss $9,000. Hull loss $6,600. Insurance $13,000.
      Disasters to Lake Shipping 1884
      Cleveland Herald Nov. 28th. 1884

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      A despatch to Smith & Davis from Capt. George McLeod, dated Brockville, Ont., yesterday says the schr. ERIE QUEEN was sunk 6 miles above there. Her sides are spread, her deck and beams gone, and she is practically a total wreck The wheat was being washed out of her, but an effort was to be made to save as much of it as possible. Several wet grain dealers left last night with a view of securing the cargo. The hull is insured for $4,000 with Smith & Davis, and the cargo with Crosby & Gunning.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 10, 1884 3-5

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      Capt. George McLeod arrived on Saturday from the wreck of the schr. ERIE QUEEN in the St. Lawrence. He sold the insured portion of the hull for $375, and the wheat was sold to Kennedy & Pfohl of this city for $600.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 13, 1884 3-3

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      The cargo on board the schooner Lucy A. Clark, sunk last fall in Little Traverse bay, has been recovered and there is the possibility of the vessel being raised.
      Capt. Merryman, who recently succeeded in raising the sunken schooner Sam Cook, is about to commence work on the sunken schooner Erie Queen, the hull of which he has purchased.
      Detroit Post
      Thursday, August 7, 1884

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,000
Cargo: $9,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Erie Queen (Schooner), sunk, 6 Jul 1884