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Honora Carr (Schooner), U95851, sunk, 4 Sep 1886


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THE SINKING OF THE SCHOONER CARR.
      Buffalo, Sept. 4. - The little schooner HONORA CARR left last evening with 200 tons of coal for Port Huron. About midnight she began leaking. This increased, and early this morning she started back for this port. At noon, when about two miles off Point Abino and fourteen miles above Buffalo, she foundered in sixty feet of water. A sailor named Thomas Scott of this city was carried down by the suction of the sinking vessel and drowned. Capt. Edward Carr, Jame McGerry, William Keith and Scott's wife were picked up by the tug INEZ, which had been to Buffalo for fuel, and taken to Port Colborne, coming here this evening on the steamer HUNTRESS. The CARR was formerly the Canadian schooner MAPLE LEAF, which was driven ashore near here in the fall of 1883. In the summer of 1884 the wreck was bought by Michael Carr, who released her, and next season fitted her out. She had been in hard luck ever since, being tied up most of this season. She was worth about $2,000. Local underwriters would not insure her, though she classed B 1. An application for a risk of $800 was forwarded to John Prindiville at Chicago last night, but probably had not been accepted when the disaster occurred. The coal was shipped by the Pennsylvania Company and was insured for $750.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Sunday, September 5, 1886

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The little wooden schooner HONORA CARR left Buffalo Friday night with 200 tons of coal for John W. Thomson of this city. About midnight she began leaking. This increased and early Saturday morning she started back for Buffalo. At noon when about 2 miles off Pt. Abino and 14 miles from Buffalo, she foundered in 60 feet of water. One man was drowned, the rest of the crew was rescued by the tug INES. The CARR was formerly the Canadian schooner MAPLE LEAF which was driven ashore in the fall of 1883. In the summer of 1884 the wreck was purchased by Michael Carr, who released her and the next season fitted her out.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, September 6, 1886
     
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      The application for $800 insurance on the ill-fated little schooner HONORA CARR, which had been sent to a Chicago agent by Capt. George Clarke, has been returned indorsed not accepted. Capt. Clarke says he was not acting as agent for any particular company, but mearly tried to get the insurance as best he could without making any promise after local underwriters had refused to touch the vessel.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Tuesday, September 7, 1886

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      Schooner HONORA CARR, of Buffalo, 2 years of age and of 107 tons register. On September 4, 1886 vessel foundered by leaking on Lake Erie at Morgans Point, when bound from Buffalo to Port Huron. A total loss with one life. Value of loss, hull $2,000, cargo $1,000.
      Department of Marine and Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck and Casualty, 1886

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      HONORA CARR Schooner. Official U.S. No. 95851, of 112.94 Gross Tons and 107.30 Net tons. Foreign Built 1867. Home port, Buffalo. 95.6 x 21.6 x 7.4
      Merchant Vessel List of U.S., 1886
     
     
      Schooner MAPLE LEAF. Of 114 tons register. Built at Picton, Prince Edward County, Ont., in 1867. Home port, Picton, Ont. Of 91.7 x 21.6 x 7.7 Owned by James Sutherland, of Owen Sound, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31, 1875


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $750
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1886
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McN.W.17685
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Honora Carr (Schooner), U95851, sunk, 4 Sep 1886