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Kate Richmond (Schooner), U14038, abandoned on shore, 27 May 1879

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Our Ashtabula correspondent writes that the tug FOREST CITY arrived from Cleveland Tuesday with a steam pump with which the sunken schr. RICHMOND will be raised. The RICHMOND, it will be remembered was owned in Buffalo last year and came into this harbor with a cargo of cinders. While lying at the dock she was struck by a passing boat and sunk. She was raised but sank again, and there remained until the present time. - Cleve. Herald.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 26, 1879 1-7

      Last fall in entering the harbor at Ashtabula during a storm, the schooner KATE RICHMOND ran against the pier and sunk. Lately she has been raised and towed to Cleveland, and concerning her, the Herald, of that city, yesterday contained the following:
      "When the KATE RICHMOND was docked at Presley & Co's., on Saturday, it was found that she would need about 80 feet of keel and a lot of planks in her bottom. She is about 24 years old, having been built here in 1855, by Calkins, and it will be remembered that she was bought by Capt. Bradley for $400 under water at Ashtabula. On looking her over on Saturday, Captain Bradley made considerable sport at the expense of the old craft. It is understood that she is condemned, and is to be beached as hardly worth the repairs.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Tuesday, May 27, 1879

Schooner KATE RICHMOND. U. S. No. 14038. Of 239.87 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: abandoned on shore
Lives: nil
Remarks: Condemmed, Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.86505 Longitude: -80.78981
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Kate Richmond (Schooner), U14038, abandoned on shore, 27 May 1879