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Magic (Schooner), capsized, 1 Jun 1855


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MAGIC Schooner, capsized off Kalamazoo L. M. , righted and towed into Chicago, by U. S. S. MICHIGAN. Property loss $2,500.
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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MARINE DISASTER.--Schooner NORTH CAPE, Capt. Freeze, arrived here Saturday, reports having seen the schooner MAGIC, Capt. Winship, capsized about thirty miles out from Kalamazoo. Captain Freeze brought part of the MAGIC's rigging into this port with him, which he found floating, but could not get near enough to render assistance without damage to his vessel. Cargo will be saved, but in a damaged state. There were no persons on the MAGIC, the crew having gone ashore in their boats. Captain Freeze also saw another schooner in the same condition but could not ascertain her name, nor whether the crew were safe. These vessel were probably capsized in the squall of Wednesday morning. ---- Chicago Dem. Press
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, June 27, 1855

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The U. S. Steamer MICHIGAN arrived at this port yesterday morning, having in tow the schooner MAGIC which was recently capsized off Kalamazoo.----Chicago Tribun
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, June 30, 1855

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      The schooner MAGIC, which was capsized off Kalamazoo last week, and afterward towed to this port by the U.S.Steamer MICHIGAN, lies in the river alongside the north pier, full of water. Her fore topmast is broken short off, and her rigging badly damaged. Men were at work yesterday clearing the wreck, and as soon as possible the vessel will be pumped out and taken into the dry-dock for repairs. - Chicago Tribune
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, July 2, 1855


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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
Date of Original:
1855
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Local identifier:
McN.W.848
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.67669 Longitude: -86.21532
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Magic (Schooner), capsized, 1 Jun 1855