The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kitty Grant (Schooner), capsized, 21 Oct 1855

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GRANT, KITTY Schooner, cargo lumber, capsized off Racine, L. M., lost deck load and four men. Towed in. Property loss $2,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

      SCHOONER KITTY GRANT CAPSIZED. -- Four Persons Drowned. -- Rescue Of The Survivors. -- The schooner FLORA WATSON, Capt. Chandler, reached our port on Tuesday night last, having on board six of the crew and one passenger taken from the wreck of the ill fated schooner KITTY GRANT. The GRANT capsized on Sunday morning last off Racine, in the storm. She was on her way from Muskegon to Milwaukee, between which ports she plies, when the storm overtook her, driving her past her destined port. She had on board when the disaster occurred, five passengers, names unknown, bound for Milwaukee, four of whom were lost. The survivors had been clinging to the hulk of the GRANT some thirty-six hours previous to their rescue by the WATSON, and were nearly perished, their limbs being badly swollen. The GRANT was freighted with lumber and is badly water-logged. Her survivors proceeded to Milwaukee on Tuesday morning, where they reside. -- Chicago Tribune, 24.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, October 27, 1855

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 4
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
William R. McNeil
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Kitty Grant (Schooner), capsized, 21 Oct 1855