The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sun (Propeller), U22281, overboard, 26 Aug 1869

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An affair which needs explaining occurred on board the prop. SUN, at 5 A.M. on the 26th ult., while off Sheboygan, in which a negro deck hand lost his life by drowning. The first report of the affair stated that the negro and a white deck hand got into a quarrel, in which the white man drew a knife and rushed the negro. The latter to escape the knife leaped overboard. But later advice state that the negro run at the white deck hand to strike him with his head, and the man stepping aside the negro went overboard and sunk at once.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 2, 1869 3-3

Steam screw SUN. U. S. No. 22281. Of 629 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1854. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. Foundered off Rondeau, Ont., July 12, 1874. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 - 1868

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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.75083 Longitude: -87.71453
William R. McNeil
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Sun (Propeller), U22281, overboard, 26 Aug 1869