The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Stafford (Schooner), U23362, capsized, 31 May 1879

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The schooner STAFFORD, of Vermillion, capsized off Robert's Landing Saturday afternoon during a heavy squall. No one was lost. The damage done, so far as known, is in lost top-masts.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, June 3, 1879

Marine City, May 31. -- When sailing up this afternoon the schooner STAFFORD, of Vermillion was capsized in the squall, two miles below here. The crew were saved. The vessel was still drifting down the river when last heard from
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, May 31, 1879

The officers of the steamer SAGINAW say the spars, one or both, are broken out of the schooner STAFFORD. Her owners are now at Algonac.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Wednesday, June 3, 1879
The work of righting the schooner STAFFORD was commenced yesterday. Only her topmasts are broken.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, June 5, 1879
      Catp. Sloan, of the Star Line steamer SAGINAW states that the schooner STAFFORD , which capsized off Algonac recently, was righted yesterday morning. He further states that she looks decidely hard, and is minus her top-masts, much of her rigging and canvas.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Sunday, June 8, 1879
Schooner STAFFORD. U. S. No. 23362. Of 199.98 tons . Home port, Grand Haven, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1880-1881

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Stafford (Schooner), U23362, capsized, 31 May 1879