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Robert Emmett (Schooner), U21142, leak, 12 Jun 1856

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Schooner ROBERT EMMET, cargo lumber, struck an anchor on making Chicago
harbor, June 1856, started a leak and docked. Property loss, hull $700.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

      . . . . .

      We learn from Capt. Bagnell, that the schooner ROBERT EMMETT, while
entering the mouth of the Chicago River, on Tuesday, struck a sunken anchor,
which made a hole in her bow, and it was only with extra exertions that she was
kept from sinking. She was taken into dry dock for repairs. She was loaded
with lumber.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 12, 1856

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $700
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Robert Emmett (Schooner), U21142, leak, 12 Jun 1856