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Thomas Parsons (Schooner), U24666, sunk, 1 Aug 1874

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A dispatch received here yesterday stating that the schr. THOMAS PARSONS had sunk in the Welland Canal at Thorold, and asking that a tug and pump be sent to her assistance. The tug INGRAM was sent out about 5:00 with a pump and other wrecking material. The PARSONS is owned by Hosea Rogers, of Rochester.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 13, 1874 3-5

      The schr. THOMAS PARSONS, which sunk in the Welland Canal on Wednesday cleared from Chicago on the 4th inst. with 19,025 bu. corn for Oswego. About 10,000 bu. were damaged, and brought to this city having been purchased by Buffalo parties. It is probable that the necessary repairs will be made here. She was unloading her damaged portion at the Evans elevator yesterday.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 17, 1874 3-5

The wet grain has been discharged from the schr. PARSONS, and she has gone to the drydock of Mills & Welch for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 21, 1874 3-4

Schooner THOMAS PARSONS. U. S. No. 14666. Of 350.00 gross tons; 332.50 tons net. Built Charlotte, N.Y., 1868. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 135.0 x 26.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.11682 Longitude: -79.19958
William R. McNeil
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Thomas Parsons (Schooner), U24666, sunk, 1 Aug 1874