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Charles H. Walker (Schooner), U4567, sunk, 26 Sep 1876


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A special telegram from Port Huron last evening says: "The schr. C.H. WALKER, bound from L'Anse to Erie with a cargo of iron ore, foundered when about 14 miles from the head of St. Clair River, on Lake Huron, at 2 P.M. today. Capt. Crowley use his utmost endeavors to keep her afloat until she reached the river, but without avail. The WALKER sunk is 7 fathoms of water, 20 minutes after the crew left her in a yawl boat. She lies in the direct path of vessels, was owned in 1/3 interests by John Carse and Richard O'Brien of Erie and Henry Couch, of Chicago. She was partly insured. Her crew arrived here safely at 5:00." (The WALKER was built at Cleveland by Quayle & Martin, and launched in the month of April 1857. She received extensive repairs in 1871 and 1874, was classed B1, and valued at about $8,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 27, 1876 3-5



Port Huron, Sept. 26. --The schooner C.H. WALKER, bound from L'Anse to Erie with a large cargo of iron ore, foundered about 14 miles from the mouth of St. Clair River, on Lake Huron, at 2 P.M. today. She was discovered leaking badly on Saginaw Bay, last night. Capt. Crowley use his utmost endeavors to keep her afloat until she reached the river, but without avail. The WALKER sunk is 7 fathoms of water, 20 minutes after the crew left her in a yawl boat. She lies in the direct path of vessels, with her spars sticking out of the water. She was owned in third interests by John Carse and Richard O'Brien of Erie and Henry Couch, of Chicago, and was partly insured. Her crew arrived here safely at 5 o'clock.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, September 27, 1876



The schooner C.H. WALKER went down on Lake Huron about 2 miles above Lakeport and about 5 miles out in the lake. She was bound from L'Anse to Erie with iron ore. She was abandoned at 2 P. M. yesterday and at least a portion of her spars can be seen sticking out of the water.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, September 27, 1876


We learn that the masts of the ill-fated schr. C.H. WALKER, which recently sunk on Lake Huron, bound down with ore, are at least half out of water and right in the way of vessels bound up and down. Something should be done to keep vessels from running over her. If she is not to be raised this fall her masts should be taken out and the vessel properly buoyed. If that is not done soon, some craft will take her spars out free of expense. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 5, 1876 3-6


      Port Huron, May 17. - The tug P. L. JOHNSON, while picking up a tow of vessels on Lake Huron, struck some obstruction in the vicinity where the schooner WALKER sunk last fall, and broke every bucket off her wheel. She was towed here for repairs.
      Cleveland Herald
      May 18, 1877



The wrecker MONITOR has returned to Detroit with the boiler and 100 tons of iron ore recovered from the wreck of the steam barge CITY OF PORT HURON, some time since sunk in Lake Huron, and with chains and fixtures belonging to the wreck of the schooner C. I. WALKER. Further work is to be done towards the recovery of property from both wrecks.
      Cleveland Herald
      August 4, 1877



      The MONITOR, propeller barge, which has been engaged in taking the cargo from the steam barge CITY OF PORT HURON, which was sunk in the lake a few miles below here, and the schooner C. L. WALKER near Lakeport, has returned to Port Huron, having been most successful in her expedition. The CITY OF PORT HURON was found about four miles below Lexington lying in thirty-four feet of water, a total wreck, being broken in two. From her were taken the large boiler and about 200 tons of iron ore. From the WALKER, which was found off Lakeport, in forty feet of water, two anchors, a lot of chain, and about 10 tons of ore were taken. Later in the season she is to return after the engines of the CITY OF PORT HURON, and the remainder of the cargoes.
      Cleveland Herald
      August 22, 1977


Schooner C.H. WALKER. U. S. No. 4567. Of 302.53 tons. Home port, Erie, Pa.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     
     
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1876
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McN.W.18340
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.11503 Longitude: -82.4902
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William R. McNeil
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Charles H. Walker (Schooner), U4567, sunk, 26 Sep 1876