The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Helen Kent (Schooner), U11184, aground, 1 Apr 1863

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Schooner HELEN KENT, stranded at the head of Lake Michigan; got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864 (1863 casualty list)

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      Chicago, April 6. - Intelligence from the eastern shore of Lake Michigan says, the schooner FARMER capsized off New Buffalo. All hands are reported lost. The crew consisted of four or five men and there were two other persons besides.
      The schooner HELEN KENT and MUSKEGON are ashore in that vicinity.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, April 7, 1863

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      The Chicago Tribune, of the 6th, says intelligence has been received here yesterday of several disasters on the east shore of Lake Michigan, during the recent high winds. - The schooner KENT is ashore about eight miles above the Kalamazoo River, and it is thought she would prove a total loss. Her crew were all saved.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, April 8, 1863

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Schooner HELEN KENT. U. S. No. 11184. Of 111.35 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 41.79393 Longitude: -86.74392
William R. McNeil
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Helen Kent (Schooner), U11184, aground, 1 Apr 1863