The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Falcon (Scow), missing, 7 Oct 1858

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SCOW MISSING. - The scow FALCON, Capt. Jackson, cleared Sept. 30, from this place for Port Huron. She is said to have actually sailed October 6th, with die clay as part or all of her cargo. It will be remembered on that evening a violent gale sprung up, and it is supposed that the scow was then lost with all hands on board, as nothing has been seen or heard from them since. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, October 28, 1858

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      Scow FALCON, of 162 tons, built Plaster Bed. Owned by Jackson & Robert. Home port, Sandusky. Value $2,500. Class C 1. - Remarks: Large repairs 1858.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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NOTE. - If the Plaster Bed FALCON, is the same scow that was commanded by Capt. Jackson, and missing in 1858, then the vessel was not a total loss.

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Reason: missing
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Freight: clay
Remarks: Recovered ? ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Falcon (Scow), missing, 7 Oct 1858