D. S. Austin (Schooner), U6745, squall damage, 10 Sep 1881
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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.
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
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New York, United States
- William R. McNeil
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