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G. C. Smally (Schooner), capsized, 6 Aug 1853


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SMALLY, G.C. Schooner, capsized on Lake Michigan. Lost three lives, cargo wood, got up. Property loss $300.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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      LOSS OF THE SCHOONER GEO. C. SMALLEY. - THREE LIVES LOST.
The Milwaukee News says -- Though the kindness of Capt. Winegar, of the steamer FRANKLIN MOORE, the Green Bay Advocate learns the following particulars of the loss of the schr. G.C. SMALLEY, with three of her passengers. She left St. Martin's for Washington Harbor on the 6th. inst., with eight persons on board; when about two hours out she filled with water and capsized, placing the persons on board in an awful situation. Soon, a little girl, unable to cling longer to the boat, was drowned. From 3 o'clock P.M. on Monday until 5 A.M. on Tuesday, the boat drifted about in the bay, during which time two more persons, Mr. N. Curtis and his wife, parent of the little girl previously lost, were drowned. The wreck then struck on the northern beach of Washington Island, where the almost exhausted survivors were ectricated from their awful situation.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, September 26, 1853


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Reason: capsized
Lives: 3
Freight: wood
Remarks: Recovered
Date of Original:
1853
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2123
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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G. C. Smally (Schooner), capsized, 6 Aug 1853