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City of Painesville (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Oct 1874


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A Cleveland dispatch this morning says that the schr. HALSTED, from Erie, laden with coal for Chicago, came in collision with the schr. CITY OF PAINESVILLE, from Chicago with grain for Buffalo, yesterday off Ashtabula. The PAINESVILLE with 35,000 bu. wheat sank in 13 fathoms of water. The HALSTED was towed to Cleveland in a disabled condition. No lives were lost.
The PAINESVILLE is owned by Mr. William H. Ingram, of this city, who reports her partially insured. The cargo of wheat was consigned to Messrs. Bruce & Chambers. The Captain and crew are expected to arrive in this city during the afternoon, as they left Celveland last evening on the prop. COLIN CAMPBELL.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 19, 1874 3-5


      The storm of Saturday and Sunday was quite severe, and several disasters are reported.
      About 9:00 Saturday evening the schr. CECELIA JEFFRIES, loaded with bar iron, for Toronto, left this port, but was driven back by the storm, and in attempting to make this harbor early Sunday morning, missed the piers and went ashore just east of the east pier. By the exertions of deputy collector Campbell, of the Custom House, and Capt. Wm. McKay of the stm. R.N. RICE, the crew were taken off in safety for which they feel under many obligations to these men and the other sailors who aided in their rescue. The JEFFRIES will probably be abandoned.
      Sunday morning a collision took place about 40 miles below this port between the schr. CITY OF PAINESVILLE and the H.S. HALSTEAD by which the former was sunk. The PAINESVILLE was loaded with grain for Buffalo, and the HALSTEAD with coal for Chicago. The crew of the PAINESVILLE were taken off by the HALSTEAD, and the latter vessel towed to this port by the stm. COLIN CAMPBELL, arriving here in a leaking condition.
      No further particulars have been recived in regards to the disaster to the schooner CHARLES WALL, ashore at Put-In-Bay.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 20, 1874 8-1


The Buffalo Express of the 20th says: "Wm. H. Ingram, yesterday received a dispatch from Cleveland stating that the schr. CITY OF PAINESVILLE was sunk by collision by the schr. HALSTEAD off Ashtabula Saturday night in about 70 ft. of water. The CITY OF PAINESVILLE was bound down with 35,400 bu. wheat for Bruce & Chamberlain of this city. The vessel was valued at $40,000 and insured for only $20,000, the owners having cancelled $20,000 of insurance only a few days since. The cargo was insured for $35,000.
The CITY OF PAINESVILLE has been running as a consort of the prop. COLIN CAMPBELL, which is also owned by Mr. Ingram, and she was towed through from Chicago to the head of Lake Erie, where it is supposed she was let go, owing to a stiff and favorable breeze, and the fact that she was a good sailor and could make better headway under canvas. The schr. HALSTEAD which was coal laden, and bound for Chicago, received severe damages, by the collision, was towed back to Cleveland by the CAMPBELL. The crew of the PAINESVILLE were saved, and will doubtless arrive in port during the night, on board of the CAMPBELL. About 4:00 P.M. yesterday Messrs. Fish, Armstrong & Co. received a dispatch from Chicago saysing: "The captain of the schr. HALSTEAD, telegraphs owners: Sunk CITY OF PAINESVILLE; his vessel on starboard tack; PAINESVILLE sailing not towing."
      Cleveland Herald
      October 21, 1874 7-4


      Dispatches have been received that the schr. CITY OF PAINESVILLE was sunk in collision with the schr. HALSTEAD off this port Saturday night in about 70 ft. of water. The PAINESVILLE was bound down with 35,400 bu. wheat for Buffalo. The vessel was valued at $40,000, and insured for only $20,000, the owner having cancelled $20,000 insurance only a few days since. The cargo was insured for $35,000. She has been running as consort to the prop. COLIN CAMPBELL, and was towed through from Chicago to the head of Lake Erie, where it is supposed she was let go, owing to a stiff and favorable breeze, and the fact that she was a good sailer and could make better headway under canvass. The schr. HALSTEAD, which was coal laden and bound for Chicago, received severe damages by the collision, and was towed to Cleveland by the CAMPBELL. The crew of the PAINESVILLE were all saved and have arrived in Buffalo.
      Ashtabula Telegraph
      October 24, 1874 3-3



Schooner CITY OF PAINESVILLE, cargo wheat, collided with Schooner HALSTED, and sunk in Lake Erie, October 1874. Property loss, hull $40,000 cargo $45,000. Total loss.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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Reason: sunk by collision
Hull damage: $40,000
Cargo: $45,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1874
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McN.W.11611
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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City of Painesville (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 Oct 1874