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D. B. Sexton (Schooner), disabled, 23 Nov 1857


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Captain Rowan, of the PLOUGHBOY, found the schooner D. B. SEXTON, of Cleveland, in a helpless condition, near Clark's Point, above Goderich, last Monday, and towed her into Goderich. Captain Rowan performed another still more praise worthy act, for which he deserves to be remembered. The news of the wreck of the GAME COCK, and the helpless condition of her crew, reached him on Friday, the 20th towards night. He immediately went to work to devise means to get off the crew. he carried his long boat nine miles on a sleigh to near the scene of the wreck, and got the men all off. One of them had his hands frozen. Of the cargo of 11,000 bushels of wheat, probably one third will be saved, and the vessel would no doubt be got off if assistance could reach her. She is on a gravelly bottom.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, December 1, 1857


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Reason: disabled
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1857
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20726
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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D. B. Sexton (Schooner), disabled, 23 Nov 1857