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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
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,500
Cargo: $100
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2802
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Hamlet (Schooner), aground, 6 Nov 1856