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Die Vernon (Schooner), U6544, aground, 1 Nov 1868


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Capt. Elsey of the schr. GARNETT reports an unknown schooner foundered off the cut at Long Pt., when he passed there on Saturday. The crew could not be seen and thought they were saved.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 2, 1868 4-2



The captain of the schr. GRACE WHITNEY passed a vessel yesterday sunk off the Sand Hill, 10 miles off land, near port Burwell, with 3 men at the masthead. They hailed the WHITNEY, but she could not go near them.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 2, 1868 3-4



The captain of the DIE VERNON and of the FOREST KING report that they saw no other vessel sunk near that place where she went down (the DIE VERNON). We are inclined to think therefore, that the reported loss of the SCANDINAVIAN may be incorrect, the DIE VERNON having been mistaken for her. (Was the SCANDINAVIAN)
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 3, 1868 3-4



Port Colborne, Nov. 2 - The captain of the schr. GRACE WHITNEY reports passing a sunken vessel off Port Burwell Sunday morning. Three men were clinging to the masthead, but he could render no assistance owing to the gale and high seas.
      Toledo Blade
      November 3, 1868



The schr. DIE VERNON, Capt. L. Dimick from Chicago to Buffalo with 18,000 bu. wheat, consigned to Barclay, Bruce & Co. of this city, on Sunday morning (10/25) foundered near Sand Hills, about 30 miles above Long Pt. in 11 fathoms of water. The crew saved themselves by clinging to the rigging till the afternoon when they were taken off by Capt. Starky of the schr. CITY and reached this port Monday evening.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 3, 1868 3-4



We recently stated that the schr. J.C. KING rescued the crew of the DIE VERNON. The facts are that they were rescued by the schr. FOREST KING, Capt. Starke.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 5, 1868 3-3



Intelligence was received here yesterday of the loss of the schr. DIE VERNON, Capt. Dimick, on Monday (11/2), about 25 miles this side of Long Pt. She was freighted with 18,,000 bu. wheat for Buffalo from Chicago, both vessel and cargo insured. The DIE VERNON was a craft of 414 tons burden, built at Buffalo by F.N. Jones in 1857. Rated B1 and we believed owned by E.K. Bruce. of this port.
      Conneaut Reporter
      November 6, 1868



LOSS OF THE SCHOONER 'DIE VERNON' -- Intelligence was received here yesterday of the loss of the schooner DIE VERNON, Captain Dimick, on Monday, about 25 miles this side of Long Point. She was freighted with 18,000 bushels of wheat for Buffalo from Chicago, both vessel and cargo insured. The DIE VERNON was a craft of 414 tons burden, built at Buffalo by F. N. Jones in 1857. Rated B I and we believe was owned by E. K. Bruce of this port.
      the Chicago Tribune
      Friday, November 6, 1868




The spars and rigging of the schr. DIE VERNON, recetly foundered off Port Burwell, have broken away from the wreck and are adrift.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 12, 1868 3-3



Messrs. Fortier & Bidwell, with the tug FRANK PEREW, left yesterday for Sand Hill, on the Canada shore of Lake Erie, near Port Burwell, to see what can be done if anything with the schrs SCANDINAVIAN and DIE VERNON, and another schooner wrecked in that locality.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 11 1868 3-4



Schooner DIE VERNON. Official U. S. No. 6544. Of 280 tons gross. Built at Buffalo, N.Y., 1n 1857, by F.N. Jones. Foundered in storm off Port Rowan in 1868. Last known 1875.
      Herman Runge List
     


Schooner DIE VERNON. Official U. S. No. 6544. Of 280.77 tons gross. Home port, Chicago, Ill. [Listed as lost in 1875]
      Mewrchant Vessel List, U. S., 1875

     

NOTE:-- The schooner DIE VERNON is listed in the Merchant Vessel Lists right up to 1875.


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Reason: aground
Freight: coal
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Date of Original:
1868
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McN.W.15820
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English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.65009 Longitude: -80.8164
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William R. McNeil
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Die Vernon (Schooner), U6544, aground, 1 Nov 1868