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J. F. Card (Schooner), U12778, squall damage, 1 Aug 1875

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As already announced, the schooner J. F. CARD, Captain Wells, belonging to the Bradley line, met with a disaster while putting about, off Vermillion Point, recently. The first thing to start was the centre-board, which was followed in quick succession by the seizings of the rigging at the foremast head, and the lanyards of the main rigging, and sooner than it takes to tell the story both masts and the jib-boom were overboard, and the vessel lay a helpless hulk in the trough of the sea. She was towed into Cleveland by the propeller ANNA B. SMITH, with the additional loss of the large anchor. Strange to say, no one received the slightest injury.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Thursday, August 19, 1875

The schooner HIPPOGRIFF picked up the outfit of the schooner J. F. CARD, recently dismantled on Lake Superior. It was transferred to the schooner WAGSTAFF and taken to Cleveland.
      The Toronto Daily Globe
      Tuesday, August 31, 1875

NOTE: Bit of a difference as regards lakes ????

Schooner J.F. CARD. U. S. No. 12778. Of 276 tons gross; 262 tons net. Built Vermilion, Ohio, 1864. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 137.0 x 25,8 x 10.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900

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Reason: squall damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.42199 Longitude: -82.36461
William R. McNeil
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J. F. Card (Schooner), U12778, squall damage, 1 Aug 1875