Excelsior (Schooner), sunk, 5 Dec 1854
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EXCELSIOR Schooner, sunk in Chicago River. Property loss $500
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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Illinois, United States
- William R. McNeil
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