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Porter (Schooner), gale damage, 3 Nov 1894

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      Buffalo, Nov. 3 - A heavy gale is blowing on lake Erie this morning. The winds here register 60 M.P.H. and it is feared that many boats have suffered. The schr. PORTER came in this morning having lost one of her men overboard and another being badly injured. The missing man was a wheelsman named Louis Larson of Milwaukee, who was washed overboard while at his post. His mate at the wheel named Thornsold Kustar was abdly injured and is now in the Marine Hospital. The schooner suffered severly in the blow and lost her topsail and foreboom. The crew report that the worst of the storm when she received the damage was off Windmill Pt. Several vessels can be seen from here driven with the storm. A large number are in shelter here.
      Cleveland Leader
      November 4, 1894 6-1

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: 1
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.868333 Longitude: -79.008333
William R. McNeil
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Porter (Schooner), gale damage, 3 Nov 1894