The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Comet (Scow), sunk, 1 Sep 1866

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COMET Scow, cargo stone, sunk on Lake Erie, Total loss. September 1866. Property loss, hull $1,500 cargo $300
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

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      SCOW COMET LOST - NARROW ESCAPE OF THE CREW. - The scow COMET, Capt. John Law, bound from Sandusky to Detroit with a cargo of plaster, sprung a leak on Tuesday night, when about eight miles distant from Detroit River, and in a few moments sank. The crew, consisting of four persons, saved themselves by clinging to the rigging and topmasts, which projected just above the water. In this condition they remained until about one o'clock yesterday morning, when their cries were heard by the steamer CITY OF TOLEDO, coming from Toledo to this port. Capt. Dustin succeeded in rescuing the entire crew. The vessel will doubtless be a total loss. - Detroit Free Press, 13th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 15, 1866

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VESSEL RAISED. - The scow COMET, which sunk this summer with a cargo of coal, at Bar Point, has been raised and taken to Malden for repairs. She is completely uninjured, while the most of her sails and outfit are in good condition.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, December 1, 1866

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Reason: sunk
Hull damage: $1,500
Cargo: $300
Freight: stone
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Comet (Scow), sunk, 1 Sep 1866