The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Thursby (Schooner), sunk, 1 Oct 1865

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On Sunday last (so our informant states), as the schr. JOHN THURSBY was coming up Lake Erie, she sprung a leak off Port Stanley, and immediately bore up for that port and sunk shortly after reaching inside. The tug DISPATCH, with a steam pump, in charge of Capt. F.W. Rusner, will be sent from here to her relief. She is fully insured in the Buckeye Mutual, and owned by Capt. John Becker and others. The THURSBY was bound for Portage, on Lake Superior.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 10, 1865

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      The schr. THURSBY, which sprung a leak and sank in Port Stanley harbor a few days since, has been raised and taken to Cleveland for repairs. The tug DISPATCH, which was entrusted with the mission, performed the service in quick time. The powder, in kegs, which was aboard this vessel, was more or less in a damaged condition; that portion of it in sealed cans did not suffer from the disaster.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 15, 1865

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: explosive powder
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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John Thursby (Schooner), sunk, 1 Oct 1865