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Homer Ramsdell (Schooner), aground, 7 May 1855

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RAMSDELL, HOMER Schooner, broke adrift from pier at Racine L. M. Scuttled and sunk. Raised and repaired. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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THE HOMER RAMSDELL ASHORE.---We learn that the HOMER RAMSDELL, one of H.N. Strong & Co's fast clipper schooners, got ashore near Racine on Monday night. It is supposed she will be got off early, as she was light, and on her way from Chicago to Racine, to take a cargo on board. A dispatch to the Milwaukee Sintinel, however, says: She is now half full of water, and will probably go to pieces. The pier is damaged considerably."
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, May 12, 1855

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GOT OFF.---The schooner H. RAMSDELL was got off, on Wednesday, and taken inside the harbor at Racine. The damage is estimated at about $1,000
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, May 14, 1855

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THE "HOMER RAMSDELL" ---We learn that this vessel was got off the rocks without
suffering much damage, and will be ready to take another cargo on board again in a few
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, May 17, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Freight: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
William R. McNeil
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Homer Ramsdell (Schooner), aground, 7 May 1855