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Dean Richmond (Schooner), aground, 21 Oct 1855

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RICHMOND. DEAN Schooner, ashore near Racine, L. M. Total loss, vessel $16,000 cargo $1,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

      The schooner DEAN RICHMOND ran ashore five miles north of Racine on Sunday morning. A life-boat was sent out, which rescued nine men and a boy. The vessel lays on the rocks full of water.
      Buffalo daily Republic
      Tuesday, October 23, 1855

MARINE DISASTERS. -- The Chicago Tribune of Tuesday, brings us the following particulars of the late gale:
The new schooner DEAN RICHMOND, bound to this port, with coal and lumber, went ashore at Racine Point, Sunday. The life-boat from Racine reached the DEAN RICHMOND. The crew would not come off, but had got their stove out on deck and appeared comfortable, expecting to get the vessel off after the storm. Her bow was well up, the stern under. It is to be hoped she will be saved.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 25, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $16,000
Cargo: $1,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
William R. McNeil
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Dean Richmond (Schooner), aground, 21 Oct 1855