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H. P. Baldwin (Schooner), U11199, aground, 2 Nov 1892

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Detroit, Oct. 30- The schr. H.P.BALDWIN, ashore at Cedar Creek, below Colchester, has received a terrible pounding and may be a total loss. The tug STOWE, with steam pumps, will go to her in the morning. She has coal for Lake Superior. She is owned by Pat Smith of Cleveland and is insured.
      Cleveland Leader
      October 31, 1892 3-6

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Detroit, Nov.2- The tug JAMES AMADEUS owned by Patrick Smith of Cleveland, with 2 steam pumps and a diving rig on board is coming to the release of the schr. BALDWIN, foundered this morning on lake Erie below the dimming light. The crew all escaped; were picked up by steamer RALEIGH and brought here.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 3, 1892 7-4

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According to Capt. Whipple, part owner of the stm RALEIGH, of Detroit, the tug JAMES AMADEUS, of Cleveland, foundered of Pt. Pelee yesterday morning. The tug left Cleveland Tuesday evening at 6:00 for the wrecked schooner H.P. BALDWIN, with several of the Bradley steam pumps aboard. At a late hour Tuesday night the captain of the tug hauled the RALEIGH, and said his boat was sinking. At 4:30 yesterday morning he signalled the RALEIGH to come alongside. Capt. Pierce ran a steam hose down into the tug and tried to pump her out. He also put a line on the tug and started ahead with the object of getting her into shoal water. At 5:30 she commenced to sink and Capt. Pierce ordered the lines cut and had the tugs crew of 7 men taken aboard the RALEIGH and brought them to Detroit last evening. The AMADEUS was a Cleveland Harbor tug of 22 tons. She was 18 years old, valued at $4,000 and owned by P. Smith of Cleveland. Capt. Pierce says the AMADEUS lies 3 miles southeast of south 1/2 south from Pt. Pelee.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 3, 1892 2-2

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Cleveland, Nov.3- The schr. BALDWIN ashore at Colchester was pumped out today and will be taken to Detroit. The crew of the tug AMADEUS which foundered on Lake Erie yesterday arrived here today.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 4, 1892 7-3

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The crew of the tug JAMES AMADEUS arrived here from Detroit yesterday morning on the steamer CITY OF CLEVELAND. The AMADEUS is sunk in about 30 ft. of water.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      November 4, 1892 5-5

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Cleveland, Nov. 28- The tugs SMITH and STONE left today for Amherstburg with a wrecking outfit to release the tug AMADEUS, sunk near the dummy light a month ago.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 29, 1892 7-3

Schooner H.P. BALDWIN. U. S. No. 11199. Of 495.15 tons gross; 470.40 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1866. Home port, Cleveland, O. 177.6 x 33.0 x 12.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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H. P. Baldwin (Schooner), U11199, aground, 2 Nov 1892