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Magenta (Bark), abandoned, 22 Jul 1860


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Lake Vessels Abandoned at Sea. - The bark MAGENTA, of Green Bay, Hopkins, from Boston July 7th, for London, was abandoned at sea July 22d, and the crew had arrived in Liverpool early in August. She had on board 1,185 bbls. flour, 4,325 bags of cake and 3,428 gallons sperm oil. The magenta was built at Green Bay in 1859, was 458 tons, was rated A 1 ½ and is owned by A. S. Godfrey. She sprung a leak on the 22d and was abandoned on the 27th; crew and officers taken off by Roderick Dhu, which reached Liverpool 2nd inst. She is said to be fully insured in Boston.
The MAGENTA was built expressly for the ocean trade and was a beautiful and in every respect a superior craft. She was worth about $20,000.
This makes the third of our ocean-lake fleet that has been lost at sea since the inauguration, in earnest, of the trade, which occurred in the spring of 1857; the other being the COL. COOK, lost in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1858, and the REPUBLICAN, of Huron, Ohio, lost off the coast of Florida last spring. - Detroit Tribune.
      Oswego Commercial Times
      August 20, 1860



      A LAKE VESSEL ABANDONED AT SEA. - We learn by the Boston papers that the barque MAGENTA of Green Bay, Wis., was abandoned at sea July 22, and her crew had arrived at Liverpool early in August. The barque had on board 1,185 bbls. flour, 4,325 bags oil cake, and 3,428 gallons of sperm oil. The MAGENTA was built at Green Bay in 1859, was 485 tons register, rated A 1 1/2, and owned by A.S. Godfrey, and was commanded by Captain Hawkin. She is said to be fully insured in Boston.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, August 22, 1860

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      The bark MAGENTA of Green Bay, Michigan, which left Boston for London, July 7. She was abandoned at sea July 22nd, and her crew arrived in Liverpool early this month.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, August 24, 1860

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Reason: abandoned
Lives: nil
Freight: flour, oil &c.
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1860
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16074
Language of Item:
English
  • North Carolina, United States
    Latitude: 35.22546 Longitude: -75.5621
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Magenta (Bark), abandoned, 22 Jul 1860