The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mediterranean (Schooner), U17029, sunk, 11 May 1876

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SCHOONER SUNK. -- At an early hour yesterday morning the schooner MEDITERRANEAN, bound from Toledo to Black Rock with a cargo of bame (?) timber, got into the ice and drifted down Niagara River. The anchors were let go but failed to check her, and when near the water Works crib she was jammed against the Inlet Pier with such force that she sprung a leak and sunk. The hull is full of water, but not submerged. The crew are safe. The vessel is not insured. The cargo, we understand, is covered by $5,000 insurance in the Mercantile Mutual, for which Messrs. Walker & Eustaphieve are the agents. --- Buffalo Courier, May 12.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, May 13, 1876
A steam pump and lighter were yesterday at work at the schooner MEDITERRANEAN, sunk beside Bird Island Pier, Niagara river.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, May 17, 1876
THE MEDITERRANEAN. -- The Buffalo Express of the 17th says: The schooner MEDITERRANEAN was taken to the Union dry dock for repairs last evening. She was pumped out and towed to Pratt & Letchworth's dock, Black Rock, Monday, by the tug DAYTON, Captain Myers. The steam pump kept her up while her cargo of hame sticks was being discharged, after which she was towed to the ship yard by the tug ASH.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, May 18, 1876
Schooner MEDITERRANEAN. U. S. No. 17029. Of 197.67 tons gross; 187.79 tons net. Built Sodus, N.Y., 1859. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 121.5 x 25.2 x 9.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: timber
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Mediterranean (Schooner), U17029, sunk, 11 May 1876