Annie Mulvey (Schooner), leak, 17 Jul 1878
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A NARROW ESCAPE
The ANNIE MULVEY arrived here last night with a full cargo of coal from Charlotte. A short distance out from Charlotte, on the evening before, Captain Jackman was called and told the vessel was leaking. The pumps were rigged, but worked badly, being out of use, but they kept going, and the water was held at eighteen inches, and sometimes less. The crew of six men were at the pumps incessantly and the captain at the wheel until they arrived at this port, where she was towed into a dock and ran on the mud.
All hands were utterly exhausted, and when they reached the dock there was four feet of water in the hold.
The Captain thinks the rats have gnawed a hole in the vessel, as there was no weather to strain her, and she was not leaking when they left Charlotte; and he says that when the water began to gain rapidly the rats almost took over possession of the cabin.- Toronto Report.
July 19, 1878
The schooner ANNIE MULVEY has returned from Port Dalhousie, where she was in dry-dock. It turned out that the leak was not caused from a rat-hole, but the starting of two of the planks at the butts. She is all right again. - Toronto Report.
July 25, 1878
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New York, United States
- William R. McNeil
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