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E. W. True (Schooner), capsized, 17 Oct 1858

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Schooner E.W. TRUE, capsized at Chicago, the Master drowned. Property loss $150.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      VESSEL CAPSIZED - THE CAPTAIN LOST. - The EDWARD W. TRUE, Captain Walker, a small vessel from Grand Traverse Bay to Chicago, while attempting to make Chicago Harbor, Sunday night about 12 o'clock, was capsized, and drifted toward the cemetry, the captain and the sailors clinging to the bottom of the vessel. They were seen by Daniel Cox, an intrepid seaman, now employed at Downer's Brewery, who was out at the risk of his own life, in a frail leaky skiff, which was kept above water with difficulty, and brought the two seamen ashore, the captain having fallen off the vessel and drowned, a few moments before. The sailors were benumbed, and could not have survived much longer. They were kindly cared for by Mr. Sabberton.
      Great praise is due Mr. Cox for his noble daring. He has performed similar acts before. - Chicago Times.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, October 21, 1858


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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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E. W. True (Schooner), capsized, 17 Oct 1858