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William Brake (Schooner), U57059, sunk, 28 Jun 1906


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SCHOONER BRAKE SINKS IN SANDUSKY BAY.
The schooner WILLIAM BRAKE sunk in the Government channel in Sandusky Bay yesterday. The BRAKE, in tow of the steamer WILLIAM CARTER, left Huron early in the morning with a cargo of slack coal for Port Huron.
Off the mouth of Sandusky Bay she sprung a leak and the CARTER immediately put about and headed for Sandusky harbor in the hope of being able to get in before the vessel went down. The channel is not seriously blocked.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, June 28, 1906

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      Sandusky, June 27 - The schr. WILLIAM BRAKE sank in the government channel in Sandusky Bay this afternoon. The BRAKE, in tow of the stmr. WILLIAM CARTER, left Huron early this morning, with a cargo of slack coal for Port Huron.
      Off the mouth of Sandusky Bay she sprung a leak and the CARTER immediately put about and headed for this harbor in the hopes of being able to get in before the vessel went down.
The channel is not seriously blocked.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 28, 1906 9-4


Barge S. GARDNER. U.S. No. 57059, of 238.10 tons gross; 238.10 tons net. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. Changed name to WILLIAM BRAKE on April 11, 1884.
      List of Vessels Whose Names Have been
      Changed under the Act of March 2, 1881
      U. S. Merchant vessel List, 1885
     
     
      Schooner Wm. BRAKE.* U.S. No. 57059. Of 318.70 tons gross; 302.86 tons net. Built at Marine City, Mich., in 1867. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 143.2 x 26.9 x 11.0
Formerly barge S. GARDNER.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1892


Schooner barge S. GARDNER. U.S. No. 57059. Of 238 tons. Built Marine City by Lester in 1867. 143.2 x 26.9 x 11.0 Renamed Wm. BRAKE in 1884. Vessel abandoned at Wallaceburg, Ont., 1916.
      Herman Runge Notes


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got up
Date of Original:
1906
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15035
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.47894 Longitude: -82.8413
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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William Brake (Schooner), U57059, sunk, 28 Jun 1906