The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lewis C. Irwin (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1855

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IRWIN, LEWIS Schooner, cargo lumber ashore at head of L. M. Foul of Schooner ADVANCE. Property loss $2,500
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

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      VESSEL ASHORE. -- We learn from the Chicago Press of the 14th, that the schooner LEWIS IRWIN is reported ashore near City West, about 10 miles west of Michigan City. She went ashore on Monday night, and struck so close to where the schooner ADVANCE lay on the beach that she carried awau the bowsprit of the latter vessel, and did considerable damage to her. The IRWIN is owned by Messrs. E. & J. Oldfield, lumber dealer of Chicago, and had on board a cargo of lumber for them. She is valued at $4,500 and it is hoped she can be got off.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, December 17, 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 steam
pumps. The ADVANCE is ready to be towed in, and there will be little difficult in getting
the others off. Chicago Journal 16th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 21, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Lewis C. Irwin (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1855