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Parrot (Schooner), sunk, 19 May 1835

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DISASTROUS WRECK. - The Ashtabula Sentinel states that the schooner PARROT, of that port sailed for Detroit on the 19th May, and is supposed to have foundered. The vessel was of about twenty tons burden, and had the following persons on board: Thomas Booth, Captain; James Parrish and George Shepherd, hand; and Col. William Humphrey, passenger, all of Ashtabula and Wm. Leach, of Ohio, and Brainard, of New York, also passenger. The PARROT's cargo was iron, glass and whiskey, with a deck load of live hogs. Most of the hogs swam ashore the day after the PARROT sailed; and subsequently her false keel, small boat, and Col. Humphrey's trunk were washed ashore by the surf. From these facts, no doubt remains that the vessel foundered, with all on board - probably in the heavy squall which she was known to have encountered soon after leaving port.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, June 6, 1835 p.2, c.2

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      SCHOONER PARROT. - Messrs. Hubbard & Parsons, and Amos Fisk, of Ashtabula, owners of the schooner recently lost, from that port, offer a reward of 300 dollars for the delivery of the vessel to them, without material injury; or 150 dollars to any person who will find her, and fix a sufficient buoy to her, to mark the spot where she may be found.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, June 15, 1835 p.2, c.3

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      Schooner PARROT.--The Ashtabula Sentinel of Saturday last, states that the bodies of James Parish and Mr. Brainard, who were lost on board the Schooner PARROT, lately, from that port, were washed ashore on the 14th, and the body of Capt. Booth on the 17th. The other persons lost have not yet been found.
      Cleveland Weekly Advertiser
      Thursday, June 25, 1835

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      The bodies of three individuals who were recently lost on board of the schooner PARROT, near Ashtabula, we learn from the Sentinel of that place, have been found. Two were washed ashore ten miles below Ashtabula. These were discovered to be those of Col. Wm. Humphrey and William Leach. The third, George Shepard, came ashore near Erie, Pa.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, July 2, 1835 p.2, c.3

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Schooner PARROT. Of 15.8 tons. Built 1834. 43.0 x 12.3 x 3.3

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 6
Freight: iron, glass, &c.
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.86505 Longitude: -80.78981
William R. McNeil
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Parrot (Schooner), sunk, 19 May 1835