The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
H. L. Lansing (Schooner), overboard, 19 Sep 1859

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The Detroit Advertiser says: "While the schooner H. L. LANSING was coming up the river Sunday night, and when off Mammajuda light, she lost a man overboard while lowering the mainsail. He was on the end of the mainboom, and while getting in board, fell, striking the rail, and then tumbling into the water. The yawl was lowered away and a diligent search made for him, which was unsuccessful, as he did not rise to the surface, owing probably to his having been stunned when he came in contact with the rail. His name was Sustus Eggers, and his age about twenty-two years. He was a native of Bremerhaven, Germany, and has a sister resident at Milwaukee."
      Buffalo daily Republic
      September 21, 1859

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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.19226 Longitude: -83.13603
William R. McNeil
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H. L. Lansing (Schooner), overboard, 19 Sep 1859