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Storm King (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 May 1861


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STORM KING Schooner, cargo wheat, sunk by collision with the propeller MICHIGAN,
off Manitou Island, Lake Michigan. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 22, 1862 (Casualty List, 1861)

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ANOTHER COLLISION. -- The propeller MICHIGAN of the Northern Transportation Co.'s Line, bound up, collided with the schooner STORM KING, bound down from Milwaukee, with a cargo of 16,000 bu. wheat, on Friday night in the Straits. The vessel went down in five minutes after the collision, in 400 feet water. The captain and crew were taken off by the propeller and landed at Milwaukee. The vessel was owned by G. S. Hazard of this city, and valued at $12,000. Both vessel and cargo insured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 3, 1861

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      COLLISION. - The propeller MICHIGAN of the Northern Transportation Co's line bound up, collided with the schoonber STORM KING on Friday last in the Straits of Mackinac, sinking the latter five minutes afterwards in 400 feet of water. The Captain and crew were landed in Milwaukee.
      The vessel which was valued at $12,000 was owned by G.S. Hazard of this city and was fully insured.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Wednesday, June 5, 1861



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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Cargo: $18,600
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1861
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2248
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Storm King (Schooner), sunk by collision, 1 May 1861