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George B. Sloan (Schooner), U85288, struck breakwater, 29 Oct 1885


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Oswego, N.Y. Oct. 30. - The schooner GEORGE B. SLOAN, Capt. John McDowell bound from Ogdensburg for this port light, in attempting to make the harbor during a severe gale last night struck the new breakwater and went to pieces. The cook, Eliza Tackley, of Brighton, Canada, was drowned. The balance of the crew jumped on the breakwater when the vessel struck and were rescued. The SLOAN was owned by Martin & Co., of Oswego, rated A 2, and valued at $9,000; Insurance $7,000.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, October 30, 1885

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      The schr. GEO. B. SLOAN struck the breakwater at Oswego on Friday night and went to pieces. The cook, Eliza Tackley of Brighton, Ont., was drowned.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      Sunday, November 1, 1885

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      The schooner GEORGE B. SLOAN, while attempting to make the harbor at Oswego during the severe gale Thursday night, struck the new breakwater and went to pieces. One woman cook was drowned.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, October 31, 1885

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      Schooner G.B. SLOAN, of Oswego, built 1873 and of 298 tons, went ashore at Oswego October 29, 1885 and was a total loss. No cargo. Value of loss $9,000.
      Total Losses on the Lakes, 1885
      Cleveland Leader
      December 7, 1885

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Schooner GEORGE B. SLOAN. U.S. No. 85288. Of 313.95 tons gross; 298.25 tons net. Built 1873 at Oswego, N.Y. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 137.0 x 25.0 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1885


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Reason: struck breakwater
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $9,000
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1885
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17524
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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George B. Sloan (Schooner), U85288, struck breakwater, 29 Oct 1885