Buffalo, NY (Lake Erie) Schooner WASHINGTON IRVING Lost, July 1869

PROBABLE LOSS OF A LAKE SCHOONER.

Buffalo, July 20, 1860
The Washington Irving, which left Erie for this port a week ago, has not since been heard from, and there is no longer room to doubt that she is lost, with all on board.
The following is a list of her crew and passengers:
Capt. STEPHEN H. VANNATTA.
ANTONIA VEARY.
HENRY HOUSE.
OWEN KEEP.
PETER SILVY.
and one passenger, CORNELIUS LEARY.
OWEN KEEP belonged in Buffalo, the others in Erie.

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Schooner Washington Irving

Buffalo Commercial
July 14, 1860

The Schooner Washington Irving, which sailed from this port for Erie, nearly two weeks since, and about whose safety so many fears have been entertained, has probably gone down with all on board. The crews of vessels passing up and down, have scanned the lake, the horizon and coast, for hours, in the vain hope of discovering some sign of the missing schooner, but no clue to her fate has yet been found, with the exception of the proviso chest, picked up by the tug White, five or six days ago. The terrible conviction set for above, is the one which, in the meantime, all are forced to adopt.

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thank you so much for this page. owen is a relative and i have been searching for information for a long time. i must tell you though his name was o,keefe. i hope you don,t mind me telling you this, thanks aga