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Rapid (Schooner), capsized, 28 Sep 1872


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Schooner RAPID, of Quebec, 133 tons. Owned by Shickluna & others. Bound from Toledo to Kingston, capsized Sept. 1872 on Lake Erie. Vessel and cargo a total loss. 8 lives also lost. Loss to vessel $9,500. Loss to cargo $13,000. Insurance on ship $6,000. Insurance on cargo $7,000
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
      Report of the U. S. Coast Guard, 1872

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      Schooner RAPID. Port of hail, Montreal. 261 tons bound from Pigeon Bay to Buffalo on Sept. 28, 1872 capsized near Point Pelee owing to stress of weather. A total loss with the loss of 7 lives. Property loss $8,000
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1872

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      Toledo, Oct. 2 - James Law, the only survivor of the crew of eight persons of the schooner RAPID was brought to this city by the brig PARAGON. The RAPID was capsized in a gale on Friday night, on Lake Erie. Law had been in the wate for 60 hours when he was picked up.
      The Toronto Mail
      Thursday, October 3, 1872

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Capt. Quick of the schr. FLEETWING, in port yesterday forenoon reports seeing the schr. RAPID off Rondeau, lying on her beam end, no persons visible and full of water. No boat in sight and boat davit broke and tackle gone. She was loaded with railroad ties for Buffalo.

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BIG STORM NEWS CONTINUED. -- WHITE SQUALL is down. She was in tow of the PRINDEVILLE and she collided with another tow, the LIBBIE NAU. The crew took to the small boat but were drowned when the boat capsized in the breakers, 7 lost. A sailor named James Low, the only survivor of the crew of eight of the schooner RAPIDAN (sic) when she capsized in Lake Erie in the gales of Friday last, September 27, had been in the water 60 hours when he was picked up.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 4, 1872

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      James Law, the only survivor of the crew of 8 persons of the schr. RAPID, was brought to this port today by the brig PARAGON. The RAPID capsized in a gale on Friday night on Lake Erie. Law had been in the water for 60 hours, when picked up. - Toledo telgram, last night.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 3, 1872 3-5
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Capt. William Henderson reports the discovery of a wreck 8 miles below Rondeau and 12 miles from the shore. The wreck was lying very low in the water, and Capt. Henderson supposed it to be the Canadian schr. RAPID which was caught in the great gale of September, and capsized on Friday night (9/27) with the loss of all her crew save the mate. A reward of $100 was offered for the recovery of the body of Capt. Andrew Henderson, who had on at the time of the catastrophe a pair of gray pantaloons, but neither coat nor boots. He wore on one hand a silver ring with a gold anchor on it. Any information may be sent to William Turple, Port Burwell. - Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      October 30, 1872 3-3

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THE SCHOONER RAPIDAN LOST IN LAKE ERIE. -- Toledo. -- A sailor named James Low, the sole survivor of the crew, eight in number of the schooner RAPIDAN, was brought to this city today by the brig PARAGON. The RAPIDAN capsized in Lake Erie in the gale of Friday night last. Low had been in the water sixty hours when picked up.
      Port Huron Times
      October 10, 1872
     
     


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Reason: capsized
Lives: 8
Hull damage: $9,500
Cargo: $13,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1872
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McN.W.14859
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
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William R. McNeil
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Rapid (Schooner), capsized, 28 Sep 1872