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F. L. Jones (Schooner), sunk, 11 Aug 1890

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Two schooners were lost early yesterday morning off Cleveland harbor. The schooner TWO FANNIES sprung a leak and sank as day was breaking, The crew consisted of Capt. Miller, Mate Losier, Second Mate Bull and Alexander Last; Harry Anderson; Claud Merchant and James McDonald. All escaped safely in a yawl. The boat carried stone and was fully insured. The schooner FANNIE L. JONES was swamped by the heavy seas just outside Cleveland. Capt. E. C. Cummings of Milan was drowned. The Cleveland life-saving crew saved the JONES' crew from the rigging.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 12, 1890

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      The schooners FANNIE L. JONES and TWO FANNIES sank in Lake Erie during a gale. No particulars.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      August 13, 1890

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 1
Freight: stone
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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F. L. Jones (Schooner), sunk, 11 Aug 1890