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Mediator (Schooner), U16345, drowning, 1 Jul 1863

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MEDIATOR Schooner, lost two men by the upsetting of her boat at Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wed. Jan. 20, 1864

      Between six and seven o'clock Sunday morning, the mate and two men got in a small boat from the schooner MEDIATOR, and started in for a tug; when she got into the breakers and capsized, and the mate and one man drowned, the other succeeded in swimming ashore.....
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 15, 1863

Schooner MEDIATOR. U. S. No. 16345. Of 256.93 tons gross; 244.99 tons net. Built Clayton, N.Y., 1862. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 127.3 x 27.5 x 10.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Mediator (Schooner), U16345, drowning, 1 Jul 1863