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Samuel Hale (Schooner), U22345, aground, 6 Nov 1847

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Schooner JOHN HALE, sunk at Southport pier, with a cargo of 12,000 bushels of wheat.
      Buffalo Courier (1847 casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

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      The schooner SAM HALE, loading at Southport, parted her fastenings at the pier, and was driven ashore. She had on 12,000 bushels of wheat, which will be nearly a total loss. Vessel and cargo fully insured. - Milwaukee Sentinal, 9th
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 17, 1847

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      VESSEL ASHORE :- The new schooner HALE was beached at Southport on Saturday evening. She had taken on a cargo of 12,000 bushels of wheat, when the wind arising she was driven ashore a short distance above. We learn that she was consigned to Sears & Griffith, Buffalo, and that there is an insurance on the vessel in that city. There was an insurance effected on her cargo in this city yesterday for $2,000. - Chicago Journal.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, November 17, 1847

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SCHOONER HALE. - This schooner, which went ashore at Southport, has, we learn from the Telegraph, been gotten off. Her cargo - 11,500 bushels of wheat - is of course a total loss. The hull of the vessel is comparatively uninjured; and had it not been for the breaking of the hatches and deck by the timbers of the pier, it is thought her cargo would not have been injured. - Chicago Dem., 12th inst.
      Buffalo Republic
      Friday, November 19, 1847

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The schooner SAMUEL HALE, wrecked at Southport on Saturday last was got off the beach on Tuesday evening and brought in here Wednesday morning by the Agent of the Underwriters, Capt. Dorr. She discharged 3,000 bushels wet wheat at Southport, and landed at the pier and sold at 10 cents per bushel on Insurance account. She threw overboard about 5,000 bushels to get off and brought 4,000 to this place and sold yesterday at auction at 20 and a half cents per bushel. The vessel is being repaired, and in the course of 10 days will be ready for business. - Chicago Journal
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, November 24, 1847

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NAME: SAM HALL (Pre-list); SAM HALE (1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875)
RIG: Brig
GROSS: 225.96 (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875)
HOME PORT: Chicago, IL (Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875)
YEARS LISTED: Pre-list; 1869; 1870; 1871; 1872; 1873; 1875.
NOTES: Listed as lost in 1875.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.56308 Longitude: -87.81174
William R. McNeil
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Samuel Hale (Schooner), U22345, aground, 6 Nov 1847