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Excelsior (Schooner), sunk, 5 Dec 1854


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EXCELSIOR Schooner, sunk in Chicago River. Property loss $500
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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The Chicago Tribune has the following items:--The schooner EXCELSIOR, Capt.
Ferris, which brought off the cargo of the NORTHAMPTON, from Thunder Bay Island
arrived at our harbor on Monday evening, and was towed into the river yesterday.
While near the foot of State Street, she cast anchor, and accidently running on to it,
broke a hole in her bottom, and sunk immediately, even with her decks, with six or
seven feet of water in her.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, December 9, 1854


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: railroad iron
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1854
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Local identifier:
McN.W.1991
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.8867 Longitude: -87.63728
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Excelsior (Schooner), sunk, 5 Dec 1854