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Storm King (Schooner), sunk, 1 Nov 1856


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Schooner STORM KING, cargo railroad iron, dismasted in gale on Lake Michigan, got into Milwaukee and sunk.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      We clip the following items from the Chicago Tribune, of the 26th: - The rumor in regard to the schooner STORM KING, reported yesterday, was correct. Her Captain is here for a tug to go after her at the Manitous, whither she was taken with a jury mast after the gale. Her jib-boom and head of fore-mast were first carried away, when aterwards both masts broke off close by the deck. She is laden with lumber and coal from Buffalo for this port.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 28, 1856

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      The schooner STORM KING, which has been ashore at the Manitous, was towed into port just in time to escape the gale, but somehow got afoul of the Brig ALGOMAH inside of the old government piers, and both vessels sunk, in a place more dangerous to other vessels trying to get in, than to themselves. - Milwaukee Sentinel, 3.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, December 6, 1856

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The hulk of the schooner STORM KING was towed down to the ship yard yesterday for repairs. She is in bad condition, and it will require an outlay of considerable money to right her bottom, step new masts, &c. - Mil. News, 4th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, April 9, 1857

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      SCHOONER STORM KING. - GONE TO THE SHIP YARD. -- This noble old schooner, which was wrecked last season, has finally been pumped out, and this morning she was towed down by the DECATUR, to Capt. Jones' ship yard.
      When we were down in that direction, she had been left by the tug up by the shore, but the water had worked her off, and she was floating about at the end of the cut. Her repairs will be heavy. She has got to have new masts, and her bottom has got to be repaired. It will take nearly a month to put her in sailing order again, there being nearly as much work to do on her as would build half of a new vessel. -- Mil. Wis.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, April 8, 1857

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The schooner STORM KING, badly used in a gale, late last fall, has just been put into water, and awaits her spars. -- Milwaukee Sentinel
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, April 28, 1857


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $7,000
Cargo: $8,000
Freight: R.R.iron
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1856
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.2863
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Storm King (Schooner), sunk, 1 Nov 1856