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Bangalore (Schooner), C72590, leak (vandalized), 1 Oct 1883


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The Canadian schooner BANGALORE, which wet a large portion of her cargo of salt on her trip to Chicago, was placed in drydock to have the leaks stopped. Calker's were instantly put to work on the vessel's bottom and her captain concluded to inspect her himself. Imagine his surprise and consternation when he made the startling discovery that there were as many as half a dozen auger holes in the BANGALORE's bottom, evidently driven from above. The auger used was a very small one, else the vessel would undoubtedly have foundered on her trip up. As it is her escape was a very narrow one. It is not known where or when the holes were bored, but the work is evidently that of some malicious person who had a spite against her owners. It is evident that he plugged the holes up just about tightly enough for the plugs to work out when the vessel was rolling in a seaway. There is but little room to doubt that it was a deliberate attempt to founder the craft and drown all hands, and the owners of the vessel will use their best efforts to bring the vandals to justice. The BANGALORE is owned by the firm of A. Gunn & Co., of Kingston, and she is valued at $11,000. It will take about two days to complete her repairs, when she will load corn for Kingston. -- Kingston News
      Marine Record
      Nov. 1, 1883

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      A VANDAL'S DEED.
The Canadian schooner Bangalore, which wet a large portion of her cargo of salt on her trip to this port, was placed in dry-dock yesterday to have the leaks stopped. Caulkers were instantly put to work on the vessel's bottom, and the captain concluded to inspect her himself. Imagine his surprise and consternation when he made the startling discovery that there were as many as half a dozen auger holes in the vessel's bottom, evidently driven from above. The auger used was a very small one, else the vessel would undoubtedly have foundered on her trip up. As it is, her escape was a very narrow one. It is not known where or when the holes were bored, but the work is evidently that of some malicious person who had a spite against the owners. It was evident that he plugged the holes up after boring them just about tightly enough for them to work out when the vessel was rolling in a seaway. There is but little room for doubt that it was a deliberate attempt to founder the craft and drown all hands, and the owners of the craft will use their best efforts to bring the vandals to justice. The Bangalore is owned by the firm of A. Gunn and Co., of Kingston, and is valued at $11,000. It will take about two days to complete her repairs, when she will load corn for Kingston. - Chicago Times.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 21, 1888
     
The bad guys never did sink the 1877 schooner BANGALORE (C#72590), or it least it took them a long time - she is reported "sunk and broken up" in 1915. from D. Swayze.




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Reason: leak (vandalized)
Lives: nil
Freight: salt
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1883
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10414
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Bangalore (Schooner), C72590, leak (vandalized), 1 Oct 1883