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Sligo (Schooner), C72711, overboard, 1 Oct 1880

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John Leach, of St. Catharines, a seaman of the schooner SLIGO, from Kingston to Chicago, with pig iron, was lost overboard at Beaver Island, Lake Michigan. It became necessary to pitch the anchor off the rail. Leach was assisting with a handspike when the fluke slipped, dropping the weight of the anchor on the handspike and knocking him overboard.
      Kingston Whig-Standard
      October 18, 1880

      Schooner SLIGO. Official Canada No. 72711. Of 284 tons Reg. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1874. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 137.0 x 23.0 x 11.8 Owned by Geo. A. Graham, of Port Arthur, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.66472 Longitude: -85.55731
William R. McNeil
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Sligo (Schooner), C72711, overboard, 1 Oct 1880