The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Petrel (Scow), sunk, 28 Oct 1854

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VESSEL SUNK - TWO MEN DROWNED - The scow PETREL from Cleveland for Detroit, was sunk in Lake Erie on Saturday night last, about 8 miles below Malden. The cause of the disaster was the falling out of the bottom of the vessel, occasioned probably, by the pressure of the cargo upon the planking, which had become decayed. We regret to add that Capt. Mcguire, together with the cook of the boat, were drowned. The remainder of the crew, viz: J.C. Rees, James Kelly Wm. Gilchrist and James Ryan, were saved. The vessel was loaded with coal - the accident occurred at a quarter past ten. - Detroit Enquirer.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, November 3, 1854

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 2
Freight: coal
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Petrel (Scow), sunk, 28 Oct 1854