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Jennie P. King (Bark), capsized, 18 Jun 1866

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JENNIE P. KING Bark, capsized off Long Point, June 1866. thirteen lives lost. Vessel a total loss. Property loss,
hull $20,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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MARINE DISASTERS.---The telegraph brings us further information of the effects of the late storm on the lakes. The Bark JENNIE P. KING, Capt. Irving, from this port to Tonawanda with 19,000 feet timber, is reported to have capsized off Long Point, and all hands lost.
      Toledo Blade
      June 20, 1866

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There is no doubt of the loss of the Bark JENNIE P. KING off Long Point. She capsized and ten persons, including a woman and two or three children belonging to the mate or Captain, were drowned. Only one man escaped.
      Toledo Blade
      June 21, 1866

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Losses By The Great June Storm. - Total wrecks. Schooner JENNIE P. KING,---- (part of list)
      Toledo Blade
      June 30, 1866

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      BODIES PICKED UP. - The Toledo Commercial says : "Sometime in June last the schooner JENNIE P. KING, which cleared from this port, was wrecked off Long Point, and all on board, except one man, perished. From a lake Captain, whose name we did not ascertain, we learn that eleven bodies had been picked up betwen Port Rowan and a point ten miles below. The first body picked up was that of Richard Jacobs, first mate, whose name was on his arm; the other bodies were recognized in various ways. The last body was picked up a few days ago; it had no head on, but from various things found in the pockets, it was supposed to be that of the Captain. Two bodies are yet missing. The vessel is a total wreck."
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 4, 1866

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 13
Hull damage: $20,000
Freight: timber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Jennie P. King (Bark), capsized, 18 Jun 1866