The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George H. Warmington (Schooner), U85217, aground, 28 Aug 1878


Description
Full Text

SCHOONER ASHORE. - Sandusky, Aug. 28. - At an early hour this morning the schooner G.H. WARMINGTON, owned by Captain P. Minch, of Cleveland, ran on to a ledge of rocks near Starve Island, a few miles from this city. Four steam crafts have been working at her to-day, but could not release her. She is laden with 900 tons of iron ore. Two tugs, two lighters, and twenty-six men went to their assistance to-night. The crew is safe, and the schooner is yet uninjured.
      Cleveland Herald
      August 29, 1878

      . . . . .

A SCHOONER IN TROUBLE - The Cleveland Leader, of Yesterday, contains the following special dispatch:
      " Sandusky, August 28. - The schooner G.H. WARMINGTON, belonging to Capt. Minch, of Cleveland, loaded with 600 tons of iron ore, ran on to Starve Island Reef, near here, early this morning. Two tugs and two steamers tried to pull her off, but failed. Two lighters and 26 men are working at her tonight. The crew are safe, and the vessel not materially injured."
      In another part of the same paper appears another reference to the boat. It says "It is feared the schooner GEORGE H. WARMINGTON, ashore on Starve Island Reef, will be a total loss; or, if she gets off at all, it will be in a damaged condition."
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, August 30, 1878

      . . . . .

Sandusky, Aug. 29. - The schooner WARMINGTON arrived here safe and sound this morning, having been released a few hours previously from the rock on which she ran. The tug MYRTLE and steamer WALTER, of this city, worked at her with lighters all last night. She is now lying at the Baltimore & Ohio ore dock.
      Cleveland herald
      August 30, 1878


Schooner GEORGE H. WARMINGTON. U. S. No. 85217. Of 559.85 tons gross; 531.86 tons net. Built Vermillion, O., 1872. Home port, Cleveland, O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
     
     



Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: got off
Date of Original:
1878
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.16167
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










George H. Warmington (Schooner), U85217, aground, 28 Aug 1878