James McKay (Schooner), sunk, 6 Nov 1856
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Schooner JAMES McKAY, aground on Chicago 'bar' and sunk.
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
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 agains the pier.
The schooner LADY OF THE LAKE was in about the same situation.
The schooner J. McKAY was sunk not far from the others. - Chicago Dem. Press,
Nov. 7. (part)
Buffalo Daily Republic
Monday, November 10, 1856
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Hull damage: $1,000
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Illinois, United States
- William R. McNeil
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