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Leadville (Schooner), U140367, aground, 1 Nov 1883

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The schooner HAMMOND reports the Schooner LEADVILLE ashore at Long Point. - Port Colborne Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883

Capt. J. Hurley of the schr. LEADVILLE and Capt. P. Griffin of the schr. BLAZING STAR, arrived in the city from Erie last night, accompanied by the members of their crew. They reported this morning that both of the vessels which went ashore at Long Pt. during the gale are complete wrecks. The BLAZING STAR was also owned by Cummings of Oswego. She was built in 1873, registered 279 tons, and was valued at $10,000, her insurance amounts to $8,000. The crew feel under great obligation to Capt. W.H. Bogart of the prop. ROANOKE of this port. While the storm was raging they say Capt. Bogart, who was at Port Colborne started out on purpose to render them assistance, and stayed in the vicinity of the wreck for 2 days, until the crew were able to put out to him in their small boat, by which they had reached shore. Many steamer passed them before this, refusing even to answer their signals of distress. When they were finally able to board the ROANOKE, Capt. Bogart treated them all, 15 in number, in the most hospitable way and landed them at Erie. The captain is deserving of the highest praise for his bravery and manly act.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 16, 1883 3-4

LEADVILLE Schooner of 343 Tons. 4 years old. Valued at $16,000, a total loss Lake Erie, 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

Schooner LEADVILLE * U. S. No. 140367. Of 344.63 tons gross;326.45 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 879. Home port, Oswego, N.Y.
[ * = Reported lost or otherwise out of service ]
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
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Leadville (Schooner), U140367, aground, 1 Nov 1883