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Riverside (Schooner), U21937, sunk, 15 Oct 1893

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The schooner RIVERSIDE with a cargo of 670 tons of stone left Kelley's island last Friday bound for Tonawanda with a crew of 6. She is owned by J.M. Jones & Son of Detroit, is missing and presumed lost.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, October 19, 1893

It is now known that the foundered vessel discovered off Cleveland is the lost RIVERSIDE.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 24, 1893

      Cleveland, Oct. 24 - The exploring tug returned last night from a point 28 miles northeast, where the schooner RIVERSIDE was found sunk in 13 fathoms, with her entire crew of 7. She evidently foundered with all sails set. The wreck is extremely dangerous to passing vessels.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      October 25, 1893 7-2

      Cleveland, Oct. 25. - The schooner RIVERSIDE was the craft which foundered 30 miles off this port. A party of newspaper men who went out to the wreck, found two dead men lashed to the topmast of the RIVERSIDE, where they had perished, probably after intense suffering.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, October 25, 1893 p.5, c.7

      Schooner RIVERSIDE, foundered Lake Erie October 15, 1893. Of 600 gross ton capacity and valued at $5,000. Owned by J.M. Jones, registered at the port of Detroit.
      List of Total Losses, 1893
      Marine Review
      December 14, 1893

      Schooner RIVERSIDE. U.S. No. 21937. Of 278.38 tons gross; 264.46 tons net. Built at Oswego, N.Y. in 1870. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 133.0 x 25.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: sunk
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    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
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Riverside (Schooner), U21937, sunk, 15 Oct 1893