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Cherokee (Schooner), capsized, 21 Nov 1856


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Schooner CHEROKEE, cargo lumber, capsized and lost all hands, in gale on Lake Michigan, ten lives lost.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The schooner CHEROKEE was lost on the 21st, off Free Soil, Lake Michigan, with five passengers and all the crew, except the captain. Vessel and cargo valued at $16,000.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, December 2, 1856

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Schooner CHEROKEE, lost Friday December 5th, off Freesoil. She was bound from Manistee to Chicago and foundered, a total loss.
      Toronto Globe
      December 9, 1856
     


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Notes:
Reason: capsized
Lives: 10
Hull damage: $3,900
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2879
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Cherokee (Schooner), capsized, 21 Nov 1856