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Europe (Schooner), aground, 14 Oct 1856

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Schooner EUROPE (C), parted cable and drove onto breakwater at Chicago. Went to pieces.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      A dispatch to Bagnall & Dobbins, of this city, reports the loss of the schooner EUROPE in the gale at Chicago, on the 14th. She went to pieces on the breakwater.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 16, 1856

The Canadian Schooner EUROPE went ashore 3 miles south of Chicago, nearly opposite Balantyre & Co., distillery, with a cargo of lumber.
      Toronto GLOBE
      October 21, 1856

Top-Sail Schooner EUROPE, 176 tons. Built at Brockville 1842, Owned by Smith & Wilson. Home port, Oakville. Rebuilt at Oakville in 1849. Master W. Wilson. Class AE (2nd. class)
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters for 1854
Brig EUROPE, of 176 tons
      List of Canadian Vessels for 1856
      Toronto GLOBE, August 4, 1856
NOTE-- NOT listed in the 1857 GLOBE list

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $50
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Europe (Schooner), aground, 14 Oct 1856