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Lady of the Lake (Schooner), damaged at pier, 6 Nov 1856


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Schooner LADY OF THE LAKE, damaged at Pier in Chicago Harbor, in a gale.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

      . . . . .

      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 bark STEVENS was aground and badly damaged. She lay against the pier.
      The schooner LADY OE THE LAKE was in about the same situation. - Chicago Dem. Press, Nov. 7. (part)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 10, 1856

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Notes:
Reason: damaged at pier
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $250
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2805
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Lady of the Lake (Schooner), damaged at pier, 6 Nov 1856