The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Telegraph (Schooner), disabled, 1 Sep 1849


Description
Full Text

MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
      ------------------------------------------------------------------
Schr. TELEGRAPH, disabled in gale on Lake Michigan; lost 2 men......$400
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)

      . . . . .

ACCIDENT AND LOSS OF LIFE. - We learn from the Chicago Journal that the schooner TELEGRAPH, of Grand River, when off Kalamazoo, on Saturday night, about dusk, met with an accident which deprived two of the crew of life. The wind blew violently. The mate, Mr. Poissin, and a Norwegian seaman, named Peter Johnson, went aloft to furl the foretopsail; while upon the foreyard it broke in the centre, precipitating the mate to the deck and killing him instantly. Johnson in falling struck the rigging, from which he rebounded into the lake and was drowned.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      October 1, 1849


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: disabled
Lives: 2
Hull damage: $400
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1849
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.13965
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.67669 Longitude: -86.21532
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Telegraph (Schooner), disabled, 1 Sep 1849