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Citizen (Schooner), U4273, sunk, 1 Apr 1873


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The tug S.S. COE, Capt. Hughes, left Celveland on Wednesday for Fairport to see what could be done to raise the schr. CITIZEN, which was sunk at that point last fall.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 18, 1873 3-5

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During the freshet which occurred at Fairport, Ohio, a few days since, the schr. CITIZEN, which laid up at that port, broke her moorings, and before she could be recovered she came in contact with timbers and other refuse material, and sunk.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 23, 1873 3-6

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UNSUCCESFUL. -- The wrecking expedition that went to Fairport Wednesday to endeavor to raise the schooner CITIZEN, returned Thursday, having found it impracticable to attempt to raise the vessel. A steam pump was put on board, but no impression was made in reducing the water as she was so badly broken up that it was thought best to abandon her. The CITIZEN was one of the oldest vessels on the lakes - Cleveland Herald
      Buffalo Evening Post
      April 23, 1873
     

      During a freshet which occurred at Fairport, a few days since, the old schooner CITIZEN, which laid up at that port, broke from her moorings, and before she could be recovered she came in contact with timbers and other refuse material, which caused her to sink and break up. She was probably the oldest craft on the lakes, having been built by John Richards of Erie in 1835, and was consequentlty 38 years old. She was 149 tons burden, and twice underwent large repairs. For many years she was sailed by Capt. Wm. Bone, who also owned her. Recently she was owned by Capt. John Stewart, of this city.
      Detroit Paper ( name of paper not known)

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      The outfit of the old schooner CITIZEN, which was wrecked not long since at Fairport, including rigging, sails and small boat, arrived at this port yesterday on board the scow PEARL. The old hulk has assumed a shapeless mass, her destruction being complete.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 26, 1873


Schooner CITIZEN. U. S. No. 4273. Of 116.27. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1873
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14335
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Citizen (Schooner), U4273, sunk, 1 Apr 1873