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Outward Bound (Schooner), sunk, 17 Apr 1849

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MARINE DISASTER.---Considerable anxiety has been felt in relation to the person
known to have been on board the schooner OUTWARD BOUND, which vessel it will be
recollected was lost near the Manitou Islands, on the 17th inst., with all on board. The disaster was witnessed, by persons on board the schooner TEMPEST, and the captain of the latter vessel reports that he saw the schooner OUTWARD BOUND on the 17th. of April near the Manitou Islands, with a signal of distress flying --ensign set--union down--and that he immediately stood towards her. It was blowing a very heavy gale of wind, snowing and weather extremely cold, and the vessel making ice very fast. He approached near enough to distinguish the people on board, all of whom were gathered aft on the quarter, and counted
them,--ten in number, including the captains wife. When he was within 30 rods of the ill-fated vessel she went down and all hands perished. She went down bodily, fore and aft, , the last vestage he saw of her being the head of the jib. He saw no one on the surface of the water after she sank. The probability is that the suction of the vessel drew them all down with her. The OUTWARD BOUND was commanded by Capt. Churchill.--Last year he sailed the brig OLIVE RICHMOND. He was a good sailor and a smart, active man, and very much esteemed by all who knew him. His wife was aboard and perished with him. The OUTWARD BOUND was a good vessel of 260 tons burthen, three years old this summer. She was owned by Richmond & Co., of Chicago and her cargo consisted of 270 barrels
of pork, 30 barrels of beef, 940 barrels of flour, and 4,200 bushels of wheat. Both vessel and cargo were insured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday April 20, 1849 p.2

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 10
Freight: produce
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Outward Bound (Schooner), sunk, 17 Apr 1849