The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Agnes Barton (Schooner), sunk, 7 Aug 1855

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The schr. AGNES BARTON of about 80 tons burthen bound for Buffalo, with a load of coal, when off Erie, about 9:00 Tuesday evening (8/7), was met by a sudden north east squall; and owing to her unseaworthy condition, she sprung a leak, when she made for this port. The water gained rapidly on her, and she went down in 25 ft. of water, about 2 miles from the mouth of the harbor. No lives lost.
      Conneaut Reporter
      August 9, 1855 2-1

      The schooner AGNES BARTON, with a cargo of coal from Cleveland to this port, sunk off Conneaut, on Wednesday morning. Crew saved. She was an old vessel and about used up.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, August 10, 1855

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Reason: sunk
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Agnes Barton (Schooner), sunk, 7 Aug 1855