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Star of Hope (Schooner), U22392, seaman's death, 22 Aug 1865


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From the Detroit Tribune of Wednesday we have the following. Yesterday afternoon, about 5 o'clock, an accident occurred on board the schooner STAR OF HOPE, of this city, a short distance out into Lake Erie, which resulted in the almost instant death of a young sailor named Stanley Burley. The deceased it seems had gone aloft to shake out and set the main gaff topsail, but while engaged in doing that he missed his footing and fell head foremost upon the vessel's railing. The unfortunate man's head struck the railing, and his skull was fractured so badly that he died almost instantly. The deceased was about 2 years of age, and his parents reside on Amherst Island, near Kingston, C.W. The body was brought to this city by some of his comrades, and will be forwarded to his friends for interment.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Saturday, August 26, 1865



Barge STAR OF HOPE. U. S. No. 22392. Of 276.72 tons gross; 266.19 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1856. Home port, Algonac, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     


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Reason: seaman's death
Lives: 1
Date of Original:
1865
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15174
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Star of Hope (Schooner), U22392, seaman's death, 22 Aug 1865