The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
M. Kingman (Schooner), capsized, 27 Jun 1838

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WRECK - - In the violent squall between nine and ten o'clock Wednesday night, the Schooner M. KINGMAN was capsized near the mouth of the Detroit River. Yesterday the Steamboat PENNSYLVANIA, on her upward trip, discovered the wreck; the boat was sent to it, and seven men who had been clinging to the hull all night, were taken off. They were nearly exhausted, having been exposed to a considerable sea for 10 hours. The Mate, Mr. Payne, five men and a boy were the only persons on board her when she capsized, and they were all saved.
The schooner was light, having no freight and little ballast. All hands were taken to Detroit. The vessel we understand is owned by Messrs G.C. Davies & Co., of this city.
For the particulars we are indebted to Capt. Easterbrook, of the steamboat ROCHESTER.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Friday, June 29, 1838; 2:3

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      RESCUE. -- We learn from the Detroit Free Press that the PENNSYLVANIA, Capt. Cotton, on her late trip up, when about 30 miles from the mouth of the Detroit River picked up the crew of the KINGMAN schooner, who were clinging to the bottom of that vessel; also the crew of another schooner, believed to be the MARENGO, in a like condition. Both vessels had been capsized in the violent wind of Wednesday night, and but for the timely rescue by Capt. Cotton, those on board must have perished.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, July 2, 1838

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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M. Kingman (Schooner), capsized, 27 Jun 1838