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Jarvis Lord (Propeller), U75499, aground, 22 Nov 1880

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The stm. GARLAND, which was dispatched to the stmb. JARVIS LORD, sunk at Turtle Island, reports ice full 5 inches thick in Lake Erie. The GARTLAND returned here to get more pumps being unable to pump the JARVIS LORD out with the 2 steam pumps she had. She will attempt to return tonight, but it is very doubtful as ice is making fast.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 22, 1880 1-9

The prop. JARVIS LORD, with 24,000 bu. wheat and 10,000 bu. corn for Buffalo, left Toledo on Friday. When about 1/2 a mile east of Turtle Island she struck a snag and bagan leaking so badly that Capt. Drake ran her ashore on the Island. The break was thought to be quite serious. The stm. GARLAND went to her assistance with Gillett's centrifugal pumps from Detroit. Just how much injury has been done to boat or cargo has not yet appeared. The LORD is owned by M.W. Drake, F.A. Georger and Capt. A.W. Drake, her master, all of this city. She is insured for $30,000 on a policy caluation of $35,000, the Manhattan, Greenwich, Toledo, Buffalo, Mercantile and Pacific companies, each holding $5,000. The cargo is placed as follows: Mercantile, $4,000, Toledo $4,450, Great Western $5,500, Merchants $2,500, National Lloyds $2,500 and St. Paul $3,000.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 22, 1880 4-7

The stm. GARLAND arrived at Amherstburg Wednesday, followed by the stmb. JARVIS LORD, which was ashore on Turtle Island, Lake Erie. The JARVIS LORD is now all right. One pump keeps her free easily. She lightered 1,500 bu. of grain on the GARLAND and the schr. MONTBLANC. The water was 8 ft. in her cargo. Capt. Hammond reports the ice from 2 to 12 inches thick. The water at Lime Kilns is 14 ft. 3 inches.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 26, 1880 3-6

Steam screw JARVICE LORD. U.S. No. 75499. Of 770.97 tons gross; 641.06 tons net. Built 1873 at Marine City, Mich. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 178.3 x 32.6 x 18.0 of 500 horse power nominal.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1885

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Reason: aground
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Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 41.75255 Longitude: -83.39076
William R. McNeil
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Jarvis Lord (Propeller), U75499, aground, 22 Nov 1880