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Cape Horn (Schooner), U4345, crew rescued, 3 Sep 1867

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On the 23d inst., while the schr. CAPE HORN was lying at anchor in Lake George, Sault River, an accident took place which nearly resulted in the drowning of the Captain and 2 of the crew. The Captain with his men took the small boat and proceeded to the shore for a supply of wood, and on their return, owing to the roughness of the lake, together, doubtless, with the boat being too deeply loaded, she was swamped and rolled over. They remained in this situation clinging to the bottom of the boat, for 3 hours, when, fortunately, the prop. NORTHERN LIGHT came along and picked them up and put them on board their vessel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 3, 1867 8-1

Schooner CAPE HORN. U. S. No. 4345. Of 202.93 tons gross; 192.79 tons net. Built Hurton, O., 1857. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 121.4 x 215.4 x 9.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.45002 Longitude: -84.13336
William R. McNeil
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Cape Horn (Schooner), U4345, crew rescued, 3 Sep 1867