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Cairo (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1863

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Schooner CAIRO, cargo merchandise, stranded in Mud Bay, Lake Michiagn. Vessel Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

Total loss of the schooner CAIRO - We learn that the schooner CAIRO, belonging to the Western Transportation Company was driven ashore near Death's Door on Sunday last, and became a total wreck. The. CAIRO had a cargo of salt and some carboys of acid on board, which of course was lost. The bark NEWSBOY brought some articles saved from the wreck to this port, and intelligence of the disaster.- Milwaukee Sentinel 23d.
      Detroit Advertiser & Tribune
      October 24, 1863 4-4


      The schooner CAIRO, belonging to the Western Transportation Company, was wrecked near Death's Door, on Sunday last. She went to pieces in two hours. She was laden with salt and acid. Some portions of the wreck were taken to Milwaukee by the bark NEWSBOY.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 26, 1863


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $8,000
Cargo: $3,000
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.29332 Longitude: -86.95873
William R. McNeil
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Cairo (Schooner), aground, 18 Oct 1863