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Advance (Schooner), U365, aground, 9 Dec 1855

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ADVANCE Schooner, cargo pig iron, posts and lumber, ashore at the head of of lake Michigan. Lost both anchors and went ashore. Will be got off. Property loss $5,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

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      THE GALE AT CHICAGO. -- The schooner ADVANCE, Captain Carney, arrived off this port during the gale on Sunday, and attempted to make an entrance. She missed, fell away to leeward, and cast anchor near the railroad breakwater, but pated her cable, and succeeded by a dexterous movement, in getting up sails and away into the clear water. We learn that she went ashore the same evening, between Michigan City and New Buffalo, but is not badly damaged and will be got off. The ADVANCE is owned by R. Meadowcroft of this city. She had a cargo of lumber. -- Chicago Times, 12th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, December 14, 1855

      THE WRECKED SCHOONERS. - The steam tug MORTON starts today for Michigan City coast to bring off the wrecked vessels, the ADVANCE, IRWIN and Scow, with two steam pumps. The ADVANCE is ready to be towed in, and there will be little difficulty in getting the others off. Chicago Journal, 16th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 21, 1856

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THE ADVANCE IN PORT. - Mr. R. Meadowcraft, owner of the schooner ADVANCE, beached on the other side of the lake last fall, succeeded in getting her off and bringing her safely into port last night. She had a cargo of pig-iron, lumber, &c., part of which was brought with the vessel. Mr. Meadowcraft expects to have the ADVANCE ready to
commence her regular trips by the time the Straits open. - Chicago Journal, 24th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 28, 1856

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      BROUGHT IN. - Mr. R. Meadowcraft has succeeded in getting the ADVANCE off the shore at the head of the lake, and bringing her into this port for repairs. She was nearly new and will soon be out again all right and tight. - Chicago Dem. Press, 26th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 30, 1856

Schooner ADVANCE. U. S. No. 365. Of 179.92 tons gross; 171.43 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1853. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 117.3 x 25.7 x 8.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: pig iron & lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
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Advance (Schooner), U365, aground, 9 Dec 1855