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Illinois (Schooner), sunk, 30 Jun 1865


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The schr. ILLINOIS, with a cargo of 115 tons of coal, set sail from the port of Cleveland on the night of June 30th, bound for Detroit. On arriving off Vermilion, she was struck by a heavy squall from the northwest, which caused her to commence leaking rapidly. It soon became evident there was no possible chance of saving the vessel from going down, and the prospects of saving the drowning of all on board seemed rather doubtful. She was accordingly headed for the beach; meanwhile the pumps were kept actively a going, including the exertions of a female, wife of one of the crew, who labored vigorously at pumping. When within 5 miles of land, the vessel sank, the crew saving themselves by embarking in the small boat. The ILLINOIS was 81 tons burthen, and was built in 1837 at Sackett's harbor, and was accordingly 28 years old, the oldest craft on the lakes.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 6, 1865



      VESSELS LOST IN DETROIT DISTRICT IN 1865.
Stmr. CANADA, wrecked on Bar Point, Lake Erie. Her machinery was taken out and the hull abandoned.
      Steamer TRAVELLER, wrecked on a rock on Lake Superior. Her engine and machinery have since been recovered.
Propeller PEWABIC, sunk by collision with propeller METEOR, in Lake Huron. Several attempts have been made to raise her, but without success.
      Propeller STOCKMAN, burned at Bear Creek, Canada.
Tug PILOT, burned at Algonac, on St. Clair River.
Steamer WINDSOR, burned in Detroit River on the night of the disastrous confragration of the Detroit & Milwaukee Depot.
Brig ROBERT HOLLISTER, wrecked on Lake Michigan.
Schr. H.H. BROWN, wrecked on Sandusky Bar.
Schr. L.D. COMAN, lost near Erie, Pa.
      Schr. E.C. BLISH, wrecked on Lake Michigan.
      Schr. K.L. LANSING, wrecked on Lake Michigan.
* Schr. ILLINOIS, not certain as to this vessel, but think she foundered on Lake Michigan with a cargo of stone. - Detroit Free Press, 21.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 23, 1866


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1865
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14369
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.42199 Longitude: -82.36461
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Illinois (Schooner), sunk, 30 Jun 1865