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Eagle (Schooner), aground, 1840


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VETERAN SHIPBUILDER BURIED AT CLEVELAND.
Cleveland, June 3. -- Funeral of Capt. Jeremiah Murfey, believed to have been the oldest captain on the Great lakes, was held from his home here at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Burial was at Lake View cemetery.
      Capt. Murfey died Thursday at the age of ninety years. He began his lake career in 1840, and quit in 1890. The captain's first trip was on the fifty-ton schooner EAGLE. The schooner was carrying freight for the little hamlet of Chicago, and came to grief at Beaver Island, where the crew was rescued by Mormon settlers. Capt. Murfey was married in 1869. His wife died several years ago and he is survived by two sons and four daughters.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 4, 1916
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ???
Date of Original:
1840?
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24663
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.66472 Longitude: -85.55731
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Eagle (Schooner), aground, 1840