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Wabash (Brig), dismasted, 8 Jun 1853

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WABASH Brig, dismasted off Milwaukee, lost one man, got in and repaired. Property loss $1,500.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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The schooner WABASH, of Chicago, had her rigging and sails carried away in a squall on Wednesday night at 8 o'clock, while off against Oak Creek. She was loaded with lumber, and was on her way from Green Bay to Chicago. One of her hands, named Wm. Munn, was drowned, and another named Robert Robertson was seriously injured.
She was towed into this city last evening by the propeller St. JOSEPH. Another wreck seen off in the lake some ten miles. - Racine Dem.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, June 20, 1853

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REPAIRED. - The brig WABASH has repaired the damages experienced in a squall off Racine some weeks since, and was ready to sail from Chicago for Green Bay.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, July 18, 1853

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $1,500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Wabash (Brig), dismasted, 8 Jun 1853