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Lady of the Lake (Schooner), struck bottom, &c., 6 Sep 1853

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LADY OF THE LAKE Schooner, pounded on a 'bar' going into Chicago, leaked badly. Property loss $500
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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The Chicago Tribune says:- The three masted schooner LADY OF THE LAKE, of Cleveland, with a cargo of railroad iron from Buffalo, while making our harbor on Tuesday forenoon, got foul of the barque NORTH STAR, aground on the bar. The schooner lost her foresail, damaged her bulwarks, and pounded heavily on the bar for two hours, causing her to leak badly. She got off by the aid of her sail and hawser, but will have to go into the dry dock to repair.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, September 10, 1853

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Reason: struck bottom, &c.
Lives: nil
Freight: railroad iron
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Lady of the Lake (Schooner), struck bottom, &c., 6 Sep 1853