Hippogriff (1863)
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Final Voyage


September 29,1877: "A Kenosha dispatch states that the schooner Hippogriff, bound down from Chicago with a cargo of oats, was sunk by collision with the schooner Emma L Coyne, upward bound, at 11 o'clock Thursday night, about twenty miles off Kenosha. As soon as the vessels, which were commanded by brothers, could be cleared after the collision, the Hippogriff rolled over and went to the bottom. The Coyne sustained only trifling damage. The Hippogriff was built at Buffalo in 1863, and rated B1, with a measurement of 295 tons." Milwaukee Sentinel 9/27/1877

The captains of the two vessels were brothers and were reportedly playing chicken. The vessel went down twenty miles from Kenosha in 30 fathoms of water, the crew was picked up by the Emma Coyne.
Service History


The wooden schooner Hippogriff was built in 1863 by William Crosthwaite at Buffalo, New York. In 1874 the vessel was valued at $9,000 and rated for insurance at B2. The official registry number was 11143.

October 1866: Collided with the schooner Jennie & Annie on Lake Erie.

November 1870: The captain and crew of the Hippogriff received awards for the rescue of the the crew of the schooner Mary Ann Rankin.

November1870: Received new decks.

1875: Rebuilt.

Last Document Of Enrollment Surrendered: Cleveland: 10/05/1877: "Abandoned".
 
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