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Mary Margaret (Schooner), capsized, 9 Nov 1854


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MARY MARGARET Schooner, capsized off Milwaukee, November 1854. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      SCHOONER "MARY MARGARET" CAPSIZED AND LOST.
      Says the Chicago Tribune.
Capt. John Groves, of the schooner MAGIC, arrived here on Saturday from Grand Haven, with the captain and crew of the schooner MARY MARGARET, which filled and capsized, on Thursday last, about 20 miles off Milwaukee. The MARY MARGARET was loaded with lumber for this place, sprung a leak in the gale that was blowing, and capsized. Capt. Groves discovered her about four hours after, and was able to take the crew off. They were in a very critical position, and could not have stood the exposure for any length of time. The steward was very much exhausted and would not, probably, have held on many hours. This is the second time the MARY MARGARET has been capsized. The first time, several persons were caught in the hold, and all but two drowned.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, November 15, 1854



Schooner MARY MARGARET. Of 38.80 tons. Licensed and enrolled in the district of Chicago, 1854
      Buffalo Democracy
      Tonnage of the Lakes
      Feb. 28, 1855


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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Date of Original:
1854
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Local identifier:
McN.W.1874
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Mary Margaret (Schooner), capsized, 9 Nov 1854