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Massillon (Schooner), U16431, sunk, 19 Oct 1876


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Port Huron, Oct. 20. -- The bark MASSILLON, bound for Chicago, from Kelley's Island, with a cargo of limestone, began leaking on Saginaw Bay, Wednesday night. Yesterday morning, two hours and a half after she sprang a leak, she went down in the middle of Saginaw Bay. The crew were picked up by the tug VULCAN and transferred to the propeller STARRUCCO, which arrived here this forenoon. No lives were lost. The vessel was insured, and owned by James Corrigan, Cleveland.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, October 21, 1876
     
     
     
      FOUNDERING OF THE SCHOONER MASSILLON -- THE CREW ESCAPE.
Our Port Huron dispatch says: " The bark MASSALLON, with a cargo of limestone for Chicago sprung aleak in the middle of saginaw bay and foundered yesterday morning at 2:30. The vessel sunk in two hours and a half after she began leaking. The crew were picked up by the tug VULCAN, transferred to the propeller STARUCCA and arrived here (Port Huron) this forenoon and safe. The vessel was owned by James Carrigan of Cleveland, and was insured.
      Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean.
Detroit, Mich., Oct. 20.-- The bark MASSILLON sprung a leak and sunk in Sagninaw Bay. Her crew have arrived at Port Huron, all safe.
      The J. W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Oct. 1876.
     


NAME: MASSILLON
RIG: Bark (Pre-list; 1869); Schooner (1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879)
OFFICIAL NO: 16431
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DEPTH:
GROSS: 278.43 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879)
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CITY:
HOME PORT: Cleveland, OH (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875; 1876; 1877; 1878; 1879.
NOTES:
      MVUS, Pre-list to 1885

     


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Notes:
Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: limestone
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1876
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22007
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Massillon (Schooner), U16431, sunk, 19 Oct 1876