Hamlet (Schooner), aground, 6 Nov 1856
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Schooner HAMLET, cargo coal, grounded on the 'bar' at Chicago, filled, got up and into port.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)
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MARINE DISASTERS - WRECKS AT THE MOUTH OF THE HARBOR.
Marine disasters continue to thicken upon us. Yesterday the wind blew a gale from the south, making the water in river and harbor very low, and rolling a tremendous sea around the piers.
Vessels of heavy draft could not get in at either the north or south channel, and were wrecked in the attempt or driven into a jam against the north pier. The scene at the mouth of the harbor was distressing. We give the situation of the various vessels, as near as we can make them out.
The schooner HAMLET, loaded with coal, was sunk at the mouth of the harbor. She was scuttled to prevent pounding to pieces. - Chicago Dem. Press, Nov. 7.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Monday, November 10, 1856
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- Reason: aground
Hull damage: $3,500
Remarks: Got off
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Illinois, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes