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C. Y. Richmond (Schooner), U4275, aground, 15 Oct 1847

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RICHMOND, C.Y. Schooner ashore at Little Fort, with a cargo of wheat.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

Ashore--The Lake County Visitor states that the schooner C.Y. RICHMOND went ashore at Little Fort while endeavoring to clear the piers. She had 9,500 bushels of wheat on board, 6,000 of which was taken on at Little Fort. It is thought she will be gotten off, without damage to either vessel or cargo
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wed. Oct. 27, 1847

The Schooner C.Y. RICHMOND, went ashore at Little Fort on Friday night, during the heavy blow. She was loaded with wheat, and was about starting for buffalo. We have not learned the particulars further than the above. - Racine Whig. 18th.
      Buffalo Courier
      Wednesday, October 27, 1847

NOTE:- Little Fort was later Waukegan, lake Michigan

Schooner C.Y. RICHMOND. U. S. No. 4275. Of 170.07 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.36363 Longitude: -87.84479
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C. Y. Richmond (Schooner), U4275, aground, 15 Oct 1847