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Major Barnum (Schooner), aground, 14 Sep 1854

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BARNUM, MAJOR Schooner, ashore at Two Rivers, Lake Michigan. Property loss $500
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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The schooner MAJOR BARNUM is reported ashore at Two Rivers. She was loading with lumber at the mouth of the river, and when the gale of Thursday sprang up, the hands were compelled to abandon her, and she was driven upon the beach at the north point, where she lies a total wreck. Vessels do not take on cargoes so far down at the BARNUM was, when the squall struck her. ----- Milwaukee Wisconsin
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, September 20, 1854

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The schooner MAJOR BARNUM, which went ashore near Two Rivers in the late gale, has been sold as she lies, by her owner Jas. Nugent, of this city, to a builder at Two Rivers. She was an old vessel, and the owner probably thought her not worth an attempt to raise her. The price paid was $500. ----- Milwaukee Sentinel
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, September 27, 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.15388 Longitude: -87.56925
William R. McNeil
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Major Barnum (Schooner), aground, 14 Sep 1854