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C. B. Lockwood (Propeller), U126650, sunk, 13 Oct 1902

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Ashtabula, O., Oct. 14. - The wooden steamer C.B. LOCKWOOD foundered in a storm about 15 miles off this port last night. The Captain and crew launched two boats just before the steamer sank.
      One containing the captain was picked up near the harbor this morning. The other boat has not yet been heard from. Tugs and life-savers are searching for it. It contained ten of the crew.
      The LOCKWOOD was a freighter owned by the Gilchrists of Cleveland. She was commanded by Capt. Cassius French. She was bound for Buffalo.
      After being storm-tossed throughout Monday the boat sprung a leak, and began to settle shortly before dark last night. Nineteen persons were on board. Capt. French and his wife, a woman passenger and six of the crew took a yawl and First Mate John Fritz and nine of the crew a life-boat. The steamer went down soon after. One of the two oars was lost soon after the yawl was launched. One of the sailors was thrown overboard by the violence of the storm, but was rescued.
      Finally a shawl was improvised as a sail and the boat slowly headed towards this port. Early this morning the yawl was picked up by the steamer G.J. GRAMMER and its occupants were brought to Ashtabula harbor.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 14, 1902

Levi Langell of Marine City is known to be a member of the crew of the CB. LOCKWOOD which sank in Lake Erie Monday night.
Port Huron Daily Times
Wednesday, October 15. 1902
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Ashtabula, O., Oct. 17. - The steamer G.J. GRAMMER soon after leaving this port yesterday afternoon, about 2 o'clock found the missing yawl boat of the ill-fated steamer LOCKWOOD. It was floating upside down a mile from land and one half mile west of Ashtabula pier. Within it were strapped one oar and life-preserver. The tug FABIAN righted the yawl and brought it into port.
      Nothing has been seen or heard of the 10 men who left the wreck in this yawl. They have undoubtedly all found graves in Lake Erie. It is probable that some of the bodies will wash up on the shore in this vicinity within the next two or three days. Rewards have been offered for the recovery of some of the bodies.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 17, 1902

Photo of C.B. LOCKWOOD in the above newspaper, dated Oct. 19, 1902

Steam screw C.B. LOCKWOOD. U. S. No. 126650. Of 2323 gross tons; 1918 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1890. Home port, Cleveland O., 285.2 x 45.0 x 21.9 Crew of 15. Of 900 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List U. S., 1902

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    Latitude: 41.86505 Longitude: -80.78981
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C. B. Lockwood (Propeller), U126650, sunk, 13 Oct 1902