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M. F. Johnson (Schooner), U16457, sunk, 23 Nov 1868


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The schr. M. F. JOHNSON, loaded with coal for Detroit, sprung a leak on Monday (11/23) night, just after leaving the harbor, and is sunk in 40 ft. of water.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      November 25, 1868 4-2
     
     
      ANOTHER VESSEL LOST. -- The Detroit Post reports that the schooner MARIA F. JOHNSON, a vessel considerably in years, sailed from Erie, Pa., on Monday night, with a cargo of 400 tons of coal, and after proceeding some distance out into the lake sprung a leak and went down in deep water. The crew were saved by taking to the small boat, by which they reached the main-land. The JOHNSON was built at Buffalo in 1857, and was consequently 11 years old. She was 287 tons old measurement, and was owned by J. L. Miner of Detroit.
      Toledo Blade
      November 26, 1868
     
     
The schooner MARIA F. JOHNSON, with a cargo of 400 tons of coal, sprung a leak and sank 23 November in Deep water. Owned by J.L. Miner of Detroit, the vessel was 11 years old, being built at Buffalo in 1857 by F.N. Jones. She was of 287 tons burden valued at $12,000 and classed B 1.
      Toronto Globe
      December 7, 1868
     
     
NAME: M. F. JOHNSON
RIG: Schooner
OFFICIAL NO: 16457
SIGNAL LETTERS:
LOA:
BEAM:
DEPTH:
GROSS: 209.53 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
NET:
YEAR BUILT:
STATE:
CITY:
HOME PORT: Detroit, MI (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878.
NOTES:
      Mvus, pre-list to 1885
     


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Reason: sunk
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1868
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14652
Language of Item:
English
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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M. F. Johnson (Schooner), U16457, sunk, 23 Nov 1868