CORTLAND U5397

  • Schooner
  • 60ffw 20m
  • 173ft Length
  • Not Disclosed

Chronological History #

  • 1867, Aug 21 Launched.
  • 1868, Jun 21 Sunk by collision with MORNING STAR

Selection of News Articles for more www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca #

Bark CORTLAND – This vessel lies three-quarters of a mile southwest of the wreck of the MORNING STAR, Capt. W.B. Scott, of Cleveland, has contracted to take off her outfit and everything else of value that can be secured. 
      Chicago Tribune 
      Thursday, July 2, 1868 

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      The MORNING STAR – A Detroit dispatch says: “Everything has been removed from the steamer MORNING STAR, and the wreck is to be raised immediately.” 
      Chicago Tribune 
      Saturday, July 11, 1868 

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      The weather for the past few days has been unusually favorable for the parties engaged in raising the stmr. MORNING STAR. Quite a number of casks necessary for buoying her up have been placed in the hold and on Thursday no less than 40 were also deposited. A few days at farthest, we presume, will accomplish the much-desired result, when she will be towed to this port. 
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser 
      July 14, 1868, 3-4 

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      Bark CORTLAND – Capt. Scott has returned to Cleveland from a second visit to the wreck of the bark CORTLAND, bringing with him about $2,000 worth of rigging, sails, and other property, which is all that he was able to secure, the vessel lying in such a position that further work had to be abandoned. The divers reported the bottom of the lake covered with several feet of soft mud, in which the vessel is embedded and it is thought to be almost an impossibility to ever raise her to the surface. She now lies nearly on her side, with the mud nearly or quite over her bulwarks. 
      Chicago Tribune 
      Thursday, July 16, 1868

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