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A. E. Marsilliot (Schooner), sunk, 24 Sep 1860

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The schooner A.E. MARSILLIOT foundered off Port Burwell, C.W. on Monday last. No cargo. Master and one man drowned.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, September 27, 1860

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      Schooner A.E. MARSILLIOT, of Cleveland, capsized off Port Bruce, Sept. 1860. Captain Burger drowned.
      "Hist. of the Great Lakes"
      by Mansfield

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      During the latter part of last week, and up to yesterday (Tuesday), Lake Erie was visited by severe storms, so much so that all the vessels which were out were compelled to run for shelter to the nearest port. Some were fortunate enought to reach places in safety, and for the last few days quite a little fleet of vessels have found refuge in Port Stanley, where they remain weather bound. Others were not so fortunate. Among these, a vessel, name not known, bound from Cleveland, struck on Monday morning, one mile off Port Bruce piers. Her crew consisting of three men and the captain, took to the mast head, to which they clung during five hours, when the captain and cook were washed off by the heavy seas and perished. The remaining two were saved through the exertion of Mr. C.G. Forkner, of Port Bruce, who aided by two men ventured out in a leak boat to their assistance. This was by no means an easy task, and several attempts were made before success crowned their noble exertions, which were continued from time to time at the imminent risk of their own lives. Upon reaching the crew they were found to be in the last stages of exhaustion, as they had been compelled to sustain the constant surging of a heavy sea during nearly six hours. Too much praise cannot be awarded to Mr. Forkner and his two comrades. - London Free Press (Canada) Sept. 25.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, October 1, 1860

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      Schooner MARSILLIOT bound from Cleveland for Port Burtwell sprung a leak and became waterlogged Sunday 23 September and tried to make Port Bruce but went down within a mile of the harbour, leaving 6 feet of mast showing above the water.
      The vessel was owned by Mahlon Millard of Port Burwell, Captain Sam Burger was lost and one seaman.
      Owen Sound Comet
      October 4, 1860

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      NOTE - Schooner A.E. MARSILLIOT of 128 tons, built at Black River by William Jones in 1840. Owned by L. Marsilliot. Home port, Euclid. Valued at $400. Class C 2. (REMARKS - Formerly TOM CORWIN, large repairs in 58')
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

Schooner AGNES E. MARSILLIOT, OF 129 tons. Built Charleston, Ohio in 1840 by William Jones. 86.0 x 20.7 x 8.0. Two masted. Capsized lake Erie 1860.
      Herman Runge Notes
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Reason: sunk
Lives: 2
Freight: nil
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.65009 Longitude: -81.01642
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A. E. Marsilliot (Schooner), sunk, 24 Sep 1860