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Heligoland (Schooner), aground, 2 Dec 1856

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Schooner HELIGOLAND, broke adrift from moorings at Racine and drifted ashore on east coast of Lake Michigan.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The Chicago Press of the 9th, says the brig TREAT has been got off the beach at Milwaukee, and taken inside. She was not materially injured. The LANSING, the SEBASTOPOL, and the vessel from New York, ashore on the east side of the lake have all been abandoned. On the 2nd. inst, the schooner HELIGOLAND was torm from her moorings at Racine, and driven across to the west shore of the lake, where she is now aground.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 11, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Heligoland (Schooner), aground, 2 Dec 1856