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Outward Bound (Schooner), aground, 28 Sep 1847


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Schooner OUTWARD BOUND, ashore near Racine. Total loss.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

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We learn from the officers of the SULTANA that the schooner OUTWARD BOUND loaded with 11,000 bushels of wheat, went ashore at Racine on Friday last during a heavy blow.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 8, 1847

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ASHORE. -- The schooner OUTWARD BOUND, loaded with wheat for Buffalo, hauled outside on Thursday last, for the purpose of taking on a few hundred bushels more of wheat. The wind at the time was off land, but during the night chopped round to the east, and increased in a few hours to a gale. The OUTWARD BOUND dragged her anchor badly, and finally went ashore on Friday morning. She is now embedded in the sand, but as yet has sustained no damage. Should the sea go down in a few hours, she will probably be lighted off without difficulty. -- Racine Whig, Oct. 2.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, October 13, 1947

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      Schooner OUTWARD BOUND, ashore at Racine, September 28, 1847; full cargo of wheat. Reported 5 to 7 feet of water in the hold.
      Casualty List for 1847
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      The last accounts from the schooner OUTWARD BOUND, which went ashore at Racine, reports her as having 6 feet of water in her hold, and her cargo will probably be a total loss.
      Buffalo Republic
      Monday, October 11, 1847

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The schooner OUTWARD BOUND, driven on shore at Racine last fall, is now being hauled out, and will soon be again in commission, in Richmond's line.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday Evening, March 25, 1848

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The schooner OUTWARD BOUND, which was beached last fall near the harbor at this place, has been raised up, and ways placed under her, preparatory to hauling her upon the beach. She is to be thoroughly repaired, and will probably take her place in "Richmond's Line," early in the summer. - Racine Whig.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, April 1, 1848

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      VESSELS WRECKED ON LAKE MICHIGAN.
The Chicago Journal gives the following statement, showing the number of vessels lost on Lake Michigan; their value, and the value of their cargoes when known; and the number of lives lost, from 1824 to 1847.
      Schooner LAWRENCE, 1824. $3,000
      Schooner RED JACKET, 1826. 2,000
      (here follows an interval of 7 years during which vessels must have been lost; but the record is not found.)
      Schooner ERIE PACKET, Dec. 1833 1,500
      Schooner PRINCE EUGENE, Oct. 1834 27,000
      Steamboat NEWBURYPORT, Oct. 1834 15,000
      Steamboat PIONEER, Aug. 1834 10,000
      Schooner name forgotten, 1835 2,000 Green Bay.
      Schooner UTICA, 1835 7,000
      Schooner CHANCE, Nov. 1835 7 lives 2,000
      Schooner BRIDGET, Nov. 1835 16 lives 5,000
      Schooner SLOAN, Nov. 1835 6 lives 3,000
      Steamboat DELAWARE, Apr. 1835 20,000
      Sloop CLARISSA, Nov. 1836 1,500
      Schooner CHICAGO, Oct. 1836 8,000
      Schooner AUSTERLITZ, Oct. 1836 12,000 vessel and goods
      Schooner OHIO, Oct. 1837 6,000
      Schooner LaPORTE, Oct. 1838 3,000
      Schooner THOS. RICHMOND, Oct. 1838 6,000
      Schooner LaFAYETTE, Oct. 1838 3,000
      Schooner WHITE PIGEON, Nov. 1839 3,000
      Brig JOHN KENZIE, Nov. 1839 3,000
      Steamboat DETROIT, Aug. 1839 20,000
      Schooner VIRGINIA, Nov. 1839 7,000 wheat
      Steamboat TAYLOR, Oct. 1840 8,000
      Steamboat CHAMPLAIN, May 1840 10,000
      Schooner NEPTUNE, Nov. 1840 24 lives 15,000 goods
      Schooner CINCINNATI Oct. 1840 1,500
      Schooner JEFFERSON Apr. 1840 1,800
      Schooner HURON Oct. 1840 2,000
      Schooner POST BOY Oct. 1841 13 lives 1,000 goods
      Sloop SPITFIRE Oct. 1841 500
      Schooner ONEIDA Nov. 1841 20,000 wheat
      Schooner BANCROFT Nov. 1842 4,000
      Ship MILWAUKEE Nov. 1842 9 lives 10,000
      Ship FLORIDA, Nov. 1842 4,000
      Brig COLUMBUS, Nov. 1842 12,000 wheat
      Brig HUMMINGBIRD. May 1843 6 lives 1,000
      Schooner HARRIET, May 1843 8 lives 2,500
      Schooner MINERVA SMITH, May 1844 1,000
      Schooner WAVE, March 1844 5 lives 1,000
      Schooner VICTORY, March 1844 7 lives 2,000
      Schooner WHITNEY, Aug. 1844 6 lives 2,000
      Ship SUPERIOR, Sept. 1845 5,000
      Schooner JACOB BARKER, Nov. 1845 2,000
      Brig OLIVER, Nov. 1845 2,000
      Schooner OCEAN, Apr. 1845 6 lives 1,000
      Schooner SAVANNAH, Apr. 1845 5,000
      Schooner JEFFERSON, Apr. 1845 4,500
      Brig INDIANA, Oct. 1845 4,000
      Schooner SWIFT, Oct. 1845 600
      Brig ROSA, Oct. 1845 8,000
      Schooner MARGARET HELM Nov. 1845 1,500
      Steamboat BOSTON, Nov. 1846 70,000
      Sloop JAMES K. POLK Nov. 1846 1,000
      Schooner ----?---- Nov. 1846 4,000
      Sloop RODOLPH, Nov. 1846 4 lives 400
      Schooner St. JOSEPH, Apr. 1847 1,000
      Schooner SOLOMON JUNEAU Apr. 1847 4,000
      Schooner MARY ELIZABETH Apr. 1847 2,000
      Schooner WISCONSIN, Apr. 1847 1,500
      * Schooner OUTWARD BOUND Oct. 1847 2,000
      Schooner ILLINOIS, Nov. 1847 5,000 Green Bay
      Propeller PHOENIX Nov. 1847 164 lives 80,000
      Schooner CHAMPION Nov. 1847 15,000
      Schooner E.G. WOOLCOTT, Nov. 1847 10,000
      Schooner H. MERRILL, Nov. 1847 10,000
      Total Value $512,000
      Total number of lives lost 288
      Buffalo Republic
      Wednesday, February 9, 1848

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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1847
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McN.W.627
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Outward Bound (Schooner), aground, 28 Sep 1847