The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
D. S. Austin (Schooner), U6745, squall damage, 10 Sep 1881

Full Text

The Courier furnishes the following list of disasters by Saturday night's storm:
The schooner C. A. KING, with all sails up, was struck by the squall when off Dunkirk, and fared rather badly. She lost bowsprit and jibboom, jib sails, foretop mast and sail and mainsail. It will cost about $1,000 to repair damages. She worked her way down and was brought in by a tug early in the morning.
The schooner FRANCIS PALMS was caught off Erie. She had her mainsheet post carried away and her small boat was considerably damaged.
      The schooner D. S. AUSTIN, while being towed to the dock at the foot of Washington street, was swung by the high wind and current against the dock and her starboard quarter was stove in.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, September 13, 1881
Schooner D.S. AUSTIN. U. S. No. 6745. Of 281 tons gross; 267 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio 1872. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 135.2 x 26.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: squall damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

D. S. Austin (Schooner), U6745, squall damage, 10 Sep 1881