The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Champion (Bark), overboard, 1 Jul 1871

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SAILOR DROWNED - The bark CHAMPION which arriver here last night, while on Lake Michigan lost a sailor overboard, who was drowned before assistance could be rendered. The particulars were as follows: The man, whose name the captain could not give, was suspended over the side of the vessel engaged in washing he down. For some reason he lost his balance and fell. The alarm was immediately given, and planks, floats and wood were thrown overboard, but the unfortunate man never came to the surface. The vessel was put about and sailed through the floating boards, but nothing could be seen of the victim. The man was shipped at Buffalo, and was a German, which was all that could be ascertained about him
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, August 2, 1871

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      HIS NAME - The name of the sailor drowned from the bark CHAMPION, the particulars of which were given yesterday, was P. Mangus Swinton. He was a native of Nookspring, Sweden.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, August 3, 1871

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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Champion (Bark), overboard, 1 Jul 1871