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Atalanta (Schooner), sunk, 1 Nov 1874

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ATALANTA Schooner, cargo wheat, foundered with all hands, place not definately known; she was en route from Chicago, November 1874. Property loss, hull $22,000, cargo $28,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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The schr. ATLANTA grain laden and bound from Chicago to Oswego, is overdue at the latter port, and considerable anxiety is manifested thereat. The vessel left Chicago on the 6th, passed detroit, and if any accident has happened it must have occurred between Detroit amd the Welland Canal. The ATLANTA is owned by Mr. Thomas S. Mott, of Oswego, and is commanded by Samuel Moran, who has a reputation of being a skillful navigatior. The crew numbered 8 or 9 men.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 20, 1874 3-5

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Schooner ATLANTA. - There is scarcely any chance remianing that this ill-fated vessel will ever again be heard from. She left Chicago for Oswego on the 6th, and is reported to have passed Detroit, but since then has not been heard from. If she had gone ashore anywhere on Lake Erie, she would have been heard from long before this. Capt. Moran, an experienced navigator was in command. The crew consisted of 8 or 9 men.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 21, 1874 3-5

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All hopes for the schr. ATLANTA is abandoned and there cannot be the least doubt that she foundered with all hands. The names of the lost, as far as can be learned are as follows:
      First Mate - Mr. Griffin of Youngstown, N.Y.
      Second Mate - Charles Wilson, son of Capt. Gordon Wilson, late of Chicago.
      Cook - Mrs. O'Niel of Vermilion, Ohio.
      The name of the 5 seamen on board cannot be learned. All hailed from Oswego. The unfortunate master, Samuel Moran, leaves a wife and 4 or 5 children.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 30, 1874 3-6

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Reason: sunk
Lives: all
Hull damage: $22,000
Cargo: $28,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Atalanta (Schooner), sunk, 1 Nov 1874