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Butcher Boy (Bark), U2583, sunk by collision, 30 Sep 1872


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THE LATE STORM
      List of Vessels Lost on Lake Erie
      Detroit, Sept. 30 - The following disasters are reported on Lake Erie;- the Bark BUTCHERS BOY, sunk, probably a total loss;
Schooners OADS and FAYETTE BROWN, ashore, badly damaged;
ANNIE VOUGHT, collided with BUTCHERS BOY, badly damaged, brought to the dry-dock today.
Schooners VAN FALKENBURG, PHALAROPE, KENOSHA, YANKEE BLADE, FENTON, SWEEPSTAKES, ashore and more or less damaged;
Brig MONTEZUMA, ashore and gone to pieces--the Captain's wife reported drowned;
barges TREAT, HARVEST BELLE, and DETROIT, beached;
many scows and small vessels sunk or driven ashore.
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 1, 1872

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      THE STORM - DISASTERS ON THE LAKES.
A terrible storm of wind, accompanied by rain set in Saturday night, and continued with unabated fury throughout yesterday and last night. This morning there were no signs of abatement, and the results, especially upon the lakes, will prove of a very disastrous character. A number of vessels which left here on Saturday, at a late hour, very wisely returned to port. The following dispatch has been received from Detroit:
      "The most furious gale of the season set in last night and still continues with unabated force from the west-southwest. Being unlooked for, its effects on the shipping will undoubtedly be disastrous. Four vessels are reported ashore and sunk near the head of Lake Erie. The only name ascertained is that of the bark ANNIE VOUGHT, which had the spars of another vessel lying across her deck. There had probably been a collision. The ANNIE VOUGHT had a signal of distress flying, but nothing could reach her. Another vessel is near by, with her crew in the rigging. The United States steamer MICHIGAN and a number of tugs are at the mouth of the river, ready to go out as soon as the weather permits. Two large lumber rafts are ashore near Point Aux, Lake Huron. The propeller GALENA is ashore on Thunder Bay Island."
      Buffalo Evening Post
      September 30, 1972


TO BE RAISED. -- The Coast Wrecking Company have contracted to raise the bark BUTCHER BOY, of Chicago, which was wrecked last fall, with a cargo of coal near Bar Point. The BUTCHER BOY was comparatively a new vessel of 360 tons measurement, and one of the finest crafts on the lakes. It will be remembered she was in company with the schooner ANNIE VOUGHT, and was crushed by the latter coming against her during the violence of the storm.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 22, 1873
     

It is reported that the bark BUTCHER BOY, sunk below Bar Point, has been raised by the Coast Wrecking Company, and taken to Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 27, 1873
     

Bark BUTCHER BOY. U. S. No. 2583. Of 359.76 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     
Schooner BUTCHER BOY. U. S. No. 2583. Of 359.76 tons gross; 341.78 tons net. Built Depere, Wis., 1868. Home port, Marinette, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
     
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1872
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McN.W.15985
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English
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
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William R. McNeil
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Butcher Boy (Bark), U2583, sunk by collision, 30 Sep 1872