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Massillon (Bark), U16431, sunk, 18 Oct 1876


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The bark MASSILON at 1:45 a.m. on Thursday sprang a leak and water poured in while she was 20 miles above Point aux Barques on Saginaw Bay. About 2 a.m. the vessel was abandoned and went down shortly afterwards. She was bound from Kelley's Island for Chicago with limestone. The crew were in the open boat until 7 a.m. yesterday when they were rescued by the tug VULCAN.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 20, 1876

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      The bark MASSILON, 397 tons, Capt. Lloyd, left Cleveland for Liverpool with staves 27 years ago yesterday and was sunk in Saginaw Bay October 18, 1876, laden with limestone.
      The Saginaw Courier
      June 10, 1886

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      FOUNDERING OF THE SCHOONER MASSILLON -- THE CREW ESCAPE
Our Port Huron dispatch says: "The bark MASSILLON, with a cargo of limestone for Chicago sprung a leak in the middle of Saginaw bay and foundered yesterday morning at 2:30, The vessel sunk in two hours and a half after she began leaking. The crew were picked up by the tug VULCAN, transferred to the propeller STARUCCA and arrived here (Port Huron) this forenoon all safe. The vessel was owned by James Carrigan of Cleveland, and was insured.
      Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean.
Detroit, Mich., Oct. 20. -- The bark MASSILLON sprung a leak and sunk in Saginaw Bay. Her crew have arrrived at Port Huron, all safe.
      The J. W. Hall Great lakes marine Scrapbook, Oct. 1876
     
     
     
      Bark MASSILON. U. S. No. 16431. Of 278.43 tons. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: limestone
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1876
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17138
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Massillon (Bark), U16431, sunk, 18 Oct 1876