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Colonel Cook (Schooner), U4366, aground, 27 Jul 1868


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THE SCHOONER "COLONEL COOK" - This vessel which went ashore at Point au
Pelee, during a fog, and filled with water, was built at Oswego in 1855 by James Navagh, measured 375 tons burden, old style, rated B 2 and was owned by James Greenleaf of Cleveland. At the time of the disaster she was bound from Cleveland for Marquette in light trim. The tug SATELLITE of Detroit has gone to her aid with steam pumps. She was formerly called the AUGUSTA and in collision with the steamer LAdY ELGIN and the loss of over 400 lives.
      Chicago Tribune
      Wednesday, July 29, 1868

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THE SCHOONER 'COLONEL COOK' -- This vessel which went ashore at Point Au Pelee, during a fog, and filled with water, was built at Oswego in 1855 by James Navagh, measured 375 tons burden, old style, rated B 2 and was owned by James Greenleaf of Cleveland. At the time of the disaster she was bound from Cleveland from Marquette in light trim. The tug
SATELLITE of Detroit has gone to her aid with steam pumps. She was formerly called the AUGUSTA and in collision with the steamer LADY ELGIN and the loss of over 400 lives.
      Chicago Tribune
      Wednesday, July 29, 1868
     




The tug SATELLITE, which is engaged in raising the schooner COLONEL COOK, is in spite of serious difficulties, pushing forward the undertaking as fast as the weather will permit. It has been found necessary to raise her by means of screws, in order to extricate her from the sand where she lies imbedded.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, August 3, 1868 3-4

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FROM THE WRECKS. - The tug SATELLITE, engaged in getting afloat the schooner COLONEL COOK, came up to port Monday evening for an extra hawser and other apparatus to move her. Her position has been changed and she now lies in 6 feet of water. During the operation an unfortunate occurrance took place, by one of the crew getting swept overboard by a surge of the hawser, by which his leg was also broken. He was rescued and brought to this city for medical aid. - Detroit Post, Aug. 5.
      Chicago Tribune
      Friday, August 7, 1868

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      SCHOONER "COLONEL COOK" OFF. - The tug SATELLITE, which for some days past has had the difficult task of releasing the schooner COLONEL COOK ashore at Point au Pelee, has accomplished the same and taken the disabled vessel to Cleveland for repairs. The extent of the damages the vessel has sustained will not be definately ascertained until after going into dry dock.
      Chicago Tribune
      Saturday, August 8, 1868



Schooner COLONEL COOK. U. S. No. 4366. Of 266.18 tons gross; 252.88 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1855. Home port, Cleveland, O. 128.9 x 25.4 x 11.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891



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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1868
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15756
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Colonel Cook (Schooner), U4366, aground, 27 Jul 1868