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A. Medbury (Schooner), U388, sunk by collision, 6 Nov 1872


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Schooner A. MEDBURY, an American vessel of 226 tons, bound from Kingston to Chicago collided and sunk off Four Mile Point, Lake Ontario, on November 6, 1872. She was a total loss, the loss value estimated at $9,700. No lives lost
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1872
      Department of Marine & Fisheries


Kingston, Nov. 6 - The schooner HERCULES, which left here yesterday evening for Hamilton with railroad iron, ran into the schooner A. MEDBURY, near Snake Island, cutting her almost in two. The MEDBURY sank in about 3 minutes, giving the sailors barely time to save their lives. The MEDBURY was loaded with salt for Chicago. The HERCULES was so badly damaged that she had to be towed into port by the tug MIXER. The MEDBURY was insured for $5,000 in the Merchantile Marine Insurance Co. of Cleveland. Her freight list and cargo were insured in the British Amercian for $3,900.
      The Toronto Mail
      Thursday, November 7, 1872

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The schooner HERCULES, which left Kingston Tuesday evening for Hamilton with railroad iron, ran into the schooner A. MEDBURY, near Snake Island, cutting her almost in two. The MEDBURY sailors had barely time to save their lives. The MEDBURY was loaded with salt for Chicago. The HERCULES was so badly damaged that she had to be towed into port by the tug MIXER.
      St. Catharines Evening Journal
      November 7, 1872




      The salt cargo of the MEDBURY having dissolved the stern of the vessel rose to the surface yesterday and was run into by another vessel and thereby discovered it had not moved from the scene of the collision.
      Toronto Globe
      November 9, 1872

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      THE MEDBURY. - Last night the sunken vessel was towed around Nine Mile Point and left there. Today the gale had broken her up and she will be a total loss.
      Toronto Globe
      November 10, 1872

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Kingston, Nov. 9 - The schooner MEDBURY, sunk on Tuesday, has been abandoned by the Insurance Company.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, November 11, 1872



The lumber schooner MEDBURY lays in eighteen feet of water, one hundred yards north of Four Mile Point. All vessels hugging the "Point" are in danger of striking unless due caution is observed in steering clear of the obstruction.
      St. Catharines Evening Journal
      November 12, 1872




      The schooner A. MEDBURY, which was run down and sunk in Lake Michigan, (sic) appears to be beyond recovery. She lies in 18 feet of water.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 15, 1872

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      Schooner A. MEDBURY, of 226 tons. Built Vermillion by B. Parsons in 1855. Owned by Warner & Pennington. Home port, Cleveland. Class B. Value $5,000. Remarks - Repaired in 1861.
      Register of the Ships of the Lakes
      and River St. Lawrence, 1864
     
     
Schooner A. MEDBURY. U. S. No. 388. Of 226 tons gross. Built Vermillion, Ohio, 1855 by B. Paraoni.
      Herman Runge List


Schooner A. MEDBURY. U. S. No. 388. Of 165.07 tons gross. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
     
NOTE:-- The A. MEDBURY is still listed up to the Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1877 ????
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $9,700
Cargo: inc.
Freight: salt
Remarks: Total loss ?
Date of Original:
1872
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15836
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.182222 Longitude: -76.524444
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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A. Medbury (Schooner), U388, sunk by collision, 6 Nov 1872