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Mary G. Bonesteel (Schooner), sunk, 1 Dec 1855

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BONESTEEL, MARY G. Schooner, ashore on the 'bar' at Chicago, Got off and sunk inside. Property loss $1,500
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

The MARY G. BONESTEEL. - This vessel, a schooner, owned by Messrs. H. A. Mitchell & Co., attempted to enter the harbor on Sunday afternoon, and again early yesterday morning. She was unsuccessful, and finally struck heavily on the bar, where she lay thumping and pounding until a late hour in the afternoon, the sea washing completely over her. She was heavily loaded with lumber, and kept her flag flying at half mast. Towards evening the steamer HURON succeeded in attaching a strong calbe to her, and towed her into the harbor. Her cargo is safe, except a small portion that was washed from her deck. She is considerably injured, but not beyond repair. All the crew saved. -- Chicago Times, Tuesday.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 13, 1855

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Mary G. Bonesteel (Schooner), sunk, 1 Dec 1855