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Fanny (Sloop), capsized, 1 May 1849


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A sloop called the FANNY was launched at Geneva, Ohio, on Saturday last. After the launch about 20 persons went out for a sail in her. She was struck by a sudden flaw of wind, and capsized, drowning the captain and one of the party. The remainder were picked up by the propeller CALIFORNIA, and the sloop left in the lake.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, May 29, 1849 p.2

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The sloop FANNY, was launched at Geneva, on Sunday last. After the launch, a party of 20 persons, went out for a sail in her, when she was struck by a flaw of wind and capsized, drowning Capt. Borgan and one of the party. Capt. Clark of the propeller CALIFORNIA, picked up the survivors. The sloop now lies northeast from Grand River light, about 8 miles off shore.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, June 2, 1849

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      MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
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Sloop FANNY, upset off Ashtabula; two lives lost.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)


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Reason: capsized
Lives: 2
Remarks: ?
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13916
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.86505 Longitude: -80.78981
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Fanny (Sloop), capsized, 1 May 1849