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Gilmour (Schooner), leak, 30 Sep 1849

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GILMOUR Schooner, Canadian, put into Fairport on the 30th. Oct. 1849 leaking badly. towed into Cleveland Oct. 6th. - Cargo iron & salt.
      Casualty List for 1849
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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MARINE.---Yesterday the three masted schooner GILMOUR, laden with salt, put into Fairport with several feet of water in the hold. All the water has been pumped out, except about nine inches.--------Cleveland herald
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, October 4, 1849

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      Schooner GILMOUR, with a full load merchandise, for S. Holmes & Co., ran against the pier at Fairport, yesterday, but was little damaged.
      Steamer COMMERCE arrived yesterday from Quebec, with rail road iron, for the C. C. & C. R. R., and 526 bbls. Mackerel, & 10 hhds. Brandy, for J. Holmes & Co. Also from Quebec, sloop BRUNSWICK with 30 tons Pig Iron, and 355 bbls. Round iron, for Holmes & Co.
      The Daily True Democrat
      Wednesday, October 3, 1849

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The Cleveland Herald of Wednesday, 3rd inst.,says, as the propeller HERCULES was coming up last night, when off Fairport, she nearly came in collision with a three masted schooner, supposed to be the Canadian schooner GILMOUR. The captain hailed the HERCULES, said he was in a sinking condition, and wished to be taken in tow. The HERCULES passed around the schooner several times, but on account of an injury to her propeller's wheel and the roughness of the sea, it was found impossible to tow, and the captain of the HERCULES hailed the captain of the vessel to make sail for the beach, and when last seen she was doing so.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, October 6, 1849 p.2

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      A Canadian schooner came into port, after having been run into by the propeller HERCULES, off Ashtabula, and finds her cargo, consisting of iron, fish and sugar considerably damaged. her bowsprit was carried away, her stanchions and bulwarks stove in, and her anchor broke. ------------ Cleveland herald
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, October 11, 1849

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: iron & salt
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
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Gilmour (Schooner), leak, 30 Sep 1849