The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Corsican (Schooner), U4922, rescued 3 children, 1 May 1866

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Oswego, May 4. -- Captain Falkner, of the schooner CORSICAN, which vessel arrived here this morning from Hamilton, C. W., reports that when off Oakville he picked up a skiff containing two boys, nearly exhausted, and a girl, who died from exposure. It was ascertained that the skiff drifted out from Oakville with two boys and three girls, but two of the girls were washed overboard and drowned. Their ages were under 15.
      Toledo Blade
      May 5, 1866
Schooner CORSICAN. U. S. No. 4922. Of 281 gross tons. Built Olcott, N.Y., 1862. 112.4 x 25.4 x 10.0. Sunk by collision on Lake Superior, 1893.
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: rescued 3 children
Lives: 2
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.45011 Longitude: -79.68292
William R. McNeil
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Corsican (Schooner), U4922, rescued 3 children, 1 May 1866