The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Merchant (Schooner), overboard, 9 Jul 1841


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ACCIDENT. - During the heavy blow from the west last night, O.R. Fairdield, Master of the schooner MERCHANT, was knocked overboard by the main-boom and lost. The vessel was off Erie, and as the captain fell he was heard to call for assistance a couple of times, but before the boat could be lowered all trace of him vanished. Captain Fairchild, was quite a young man, unmarried, and highly esteemed by those having his acquaintance. As a mark of respect for his memory, the colors of vessels in port are hoisted at half mast.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, July 10, 1841 2 - 2

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Newspaper
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Clippings
Notes:
Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
Date of Original:
1841
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13218
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Merchant (Schooner), overboard, 9 Jul 1841