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Trader (Schooner), squall damage, 10 Apr 1845


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Capt. Palmer Burroughs, of the small lumber schooner TRADER, was drowned on Thursday last off Peach Island, near lake St. Clair. It seems he was alone on deck steering, when the schooner was struck by a squall and thrown on her beams end and the captain precipitated overboard. When the rest of the crew reached the deck, the rudder was found unshipped and the vessel unmanageable. Several articles were thrown overboard but the Captain sank before he could be reached. We learn that he recently came to this city from his saw mill in Sanilac county on the shores of lake Huron, where his wife and several children reside. he is spoken of as a worthy man.
      National Daily Pilot
      Thursday, April 17, 1845

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Reason: squall damage
Lives: 1
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1845
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14462
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.345 Longitude: -82.927777
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Trader (Schooner), squall damage, 10 Apr 1845