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Lewis C. Irwin (Schooner), capsized, 17 Jul 1855

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IRWIN, LEWIS C. Schooner, capsized off Chicago, 1 woman passenger drowned, righted and towed in. Property loss, $2,000
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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VESSEL CAPSIZED.--The schooner LEWIS C. IRWIN, Capt. Glodie, which cleared from this port at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, capsized in the squall of yesterday afternoon, when about twenty five miles out. She had ten persons on board, including the crew. They were all saved except one German woman, a passenger, who fell overboard. Her body was picked up, and brought ashore in a small boat. Name unknown. She was going to the Dutch Settlement at Holland. The IRWIN was abandoned during the gale, and lies waterlogged in the gale. She will doubtless be reached and righted. ------- Chicago Journal, 18th.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, July 21, 1855

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 1
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Lewis C. Irwin (Schooner), capsized, 17 Jul 1855