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Lucinda Van Valkenburg (Schooner), U14614, sunk by collision, 1 Jun 1887

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Schooner L.VAN VALKENBURG of 280 tons, built 1862. Owned by T. Hood. Home port, Chicago. On June 1, 1887, vessel sunk on Lake Huron, with a cargo of coal, and became a total loss. Classed as B 1. Property loss on hull $5,000 and on cargo $2,000
      Casualty List for 1887 (total losses)
      Marine Record, December 15, 1887

The propeller LEHIGH arrived here at 6 o'clock last evening and reports the sinking of the schooner VAN VALKENBURG 3 miles above Thunder bay island. The propeller struck the schooner on the port side forward of the fore-rigging, and she sank inside four minutes. The crew were safely taken aboard the LEHIGH and brought to this city. The weather was thick and very dark when the collision occurred.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, June 2, 1887

Port Huron.-The revenue cutter FESSENDEN was up to Thunder Bay the early part of the week and removed the masts of the sunken schooner VAN VALKENBURG that foundered about a mile off the island several weeks ago. The spars of the sunken schooner were a dangerous obstruction to navigation, being right in the course of vessels bound up or down the lake.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs., Sept. 22, 1887 p.5

Schooner LUCINDA VAN VALKENBURG. U. S. No. 14614. Of 301.66 tons gross; 286.58 tons net. Built at Tonawanda, N.Y. in 1862. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 128.5 x 26.3 x 12.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $2,000
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Lucinda Van Valkenburg (Schooner), U14614, sunk by collision, 1 Jun 1887