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Reindeer (Schooner), aground, 17 Nov 1855

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REINDEER Schooner, cargo bricks, ashore near Chicago. Total loss. Property loss, vessel $1,500 Cargo $1,500
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

Chicago, Nov. 19. -- Friday night and Saturday morning a severe gale from the eastward prevailed at this part of the lake. The schooner REINDEER, with a cargo of brick, went ashore Saturday morning, half a mile north of the piers, probably a total loss. She was owned by Capt. Gillmore and Benj. Ohelps of Milwaukee.
      The schooner St. Lawrence is ashore off Grosse Point, but being light, she will probably be got off
      The schooner Wm. A. Small, Hooker, is on the beach just south of the pier.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 19, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,500
Cargo: $1,500
Freight: bricks
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Reindeer (Schooner), aground, 17 Nov 1855