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Grenada (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1880


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Chicago, Oct. 19. -- A Muskegon despatch says that not a vestige is left of the schooner GRENADA which went to pieces off the shore. There are only two survivors, Wm. Bissel, and Angus Tinklator, the Captain's brother. The latter reports that the vessel left Chicago with a smart breeze on Friday evening, but the steering apparatus soon became worthless. The schooner was at the mercy of the waves and the storm hourly increasing in violence. On Saturday noon land was sighted and they began to make a raft. One sailor was caught between part of the rocking vessel and nearly crushed, but was wrapped in canvas and put on the raft. The waves washed him overboard. The captain lost his hold by the breaking of the raft and was drowned when near shore. Tinklator held on for a while and then swam ashore. All the rest of the crew, the number not stated, were drowned.
      Kingston Whig-Standard
      October 19, 1880


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Reason: aground
Lives: ?
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1880
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20486
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Grenada (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1880