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Narragansett (Schooner), U18110, gale damage, 10 Nov 1877

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The Free Press correspondent at Port Huron writes. November 10th: The schr. NARRAGANSETT arrived down from Lake Huron this morning with a cargo of iron in her hold. Her deck load of the same was washed overboard and the vessel presented a woe-begone appearance with her bulwarks on both sides washed out, and her deckload of iron ore washed overboard. Her canvas was in shreds, and a new foresail did not escape the general destruction. Her mainsail and main boom, gaff topsail and jibs were included in the list of shreds, and where they once were is only a fringe of threads. She was for 48 hours at the mercy of a heavy sea, with no boat, and each succeeding wave washing over her and pouring into her cabin and forecastle. She finally worked her way to this port under a part of her foresail and two jibs. The mate was washed over the side and Capt. Young was lifted bodily by the waves and thrown twice against the mainsail. The tug SWEEPSTAKES will take her through to Cleveland.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 11, 1877 6-2

Schooner NARRAGANSETT. U. S. No. 18110. Of 316 tons gross; 300 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1861. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 139.9 x 26.1 x 11.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: 1
Freight: iron
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Narragansett (Schooner), U18110, gale damage, 10 Nov 1877