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H. G. Stambach (Brig), capsized, 29 Aug 1849


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Brig STAMBACH, capsized about 10 miles below Grand River, Ohio. Three men drowned, no cargo. Aug. 29, 1849.
      Casualty List for 1849
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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BRIG STAMBACH. - The Conneaut Reporter of the 6th. inst., gives the following particulars in relation to this vessel:-
      The brig STAMBACH, owned by Mr. Lyon, of this place, was capsized about 10 o'clock on Tuesday night, August 28th. when nearly abreast of Fairport, and 8 or 10 miles out. She left this port about 5 o'clock that evening, and running under a fair wind, in ballast, was met by a sudden flurry of wind or squall, sails all down but the jib. The captain, mate and three hands were on deck, and when the brig went over they were thrown into the water.
      Captain, Y. L. Wood, and two deck hands succeeded in climbing over the deck, retaining a hold until about noon the next day, when they were taken off by a passing vessel and landed in Fairport. Isaac Crandall, mate, Horace Bush, and Irwin Joiner, cook, were drowned.
Crandall leaves a wife and two children in this town; Bush's parents reside in Michigan; the cook was the youngest son of Mrs. Joiner, residing in this village. The day following the disaster, two vessels were seen fast to the brig; but as heavy blow shortly commenced, they let her drift again, and since then she has not been heard from. We understand she was fully insured.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      September 10, 1849

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      BRIG H. G. STAMBACH. - This vessel was righted and towed into Conneaut on Thursday last by the schooner ATALANTA. She was raised by Capt. E. P. Dorr, of the Buffalo Mutual Insurance Company. The hull has sustained but little damage but the rigging has been very much injured by the crew of the schooner J. H. LYON, of Toledo, who stripped her of all they could lay their hands on. The bodies of the mate and two of the hands lost from the STAMBACH have not yet been recovered.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, September 12, 1849

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      Brig H. G. STAMBACH. - This vessel was righted and towed into Conneaut on Thursday last by the schooner ATALANTA. She was raised by Captain R. P. Dorr, of the Buffalo Mutual Insurance Company. The hull has sustained but little damage, but the rigging has been very much injured by the crew of the schooner E. M. LYON, who stripped her of all they could lay their hands on, and brought to this port. This conduct towards a vessel in distress, is ill-becoming to true sailors, and merits severe censure. --- Buffalo Express.
      The Daily True Democrat
      Friday, September 14, 1849

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Brig G. H. STAMBACH. - This vessel, which it will be recollected was capsized on the morning of the 29th.ult. a short distance above Grand River, arrived here this morning from Conneaut, with a cargo of corn and oats. From Captain Wood, her master, we learn that when the squall struck the STAMBACH all hands were on deck except the cook, and he it was thought succeeded in reaching the deck before she went over. She capsized bottom upwards, and the captain was the only one who was not precipitated into the water. By considerable exertion he managed to secure a position on the bottom of the vessel, and a line having been passed up to him from those in the water, four out of the seven who were struggling for life were enabled to cling to the wreck until relief arrived. Captain Wood corroborates the statement heretofore made in relation to the disgraceful conduct of the crew of the E. M. LYON.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, September 28, 1849 p. 2

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      MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES
      DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
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Brig STAMBACH, capsized on Lake Erie; got up; 3 lives lost; damage......$1,800
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 3
Hull damage: $1,800
Freight: nil
Remarks: Recovered
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9263
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.76032 Longitude: -81.28066
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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H. G. Stambach (Brig), capsized, 29 Aug 1849