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W. B. Hibbard (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1856

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Schooner W.B. HIBBARD, cargo iron and lumber, ashore near Racine; total loss
Property loss, hull $12,000, cargo $3,000.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, January 4, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      DISASTERS BY THE LATE GALE. - The blow of Wednesday was very heavy at Racine.
We learn from the Daily Advocate that the schooners TEMPERANCE, CALCUTTA and GERTRUDE, all went ashore during the gale. The TEMPERANCE went to pieces. She had been employed with the tug McQUEEN, of Chicago, in getting the cargo out of the schooner HIBBARD, which went ashore last fall five miles north of Racine, and had got
about 60,000 feet of lumber off the HIBBARD, when the gale set in and compelled the tug, with the schooner and a scow in tow, to run for Racine Harbor. The tug got in; but the scow sunk and the schooner went to pieces.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, April 7, 1857
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      GOT OFF. - The Racine Journal, of the 11th inst, says the schooner Wm. B. HIBBARD, which was driven ashore, in a blow, last fall, about five miles north of that city, was got off on Friday, and towed into Racine harbor by the tug McQUEEN. We learn that she is considerably damaged, but not so badly as it was thought she would be. She is to be taken to Chicago for repairs as soon as the weather will permit.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, April 16, 1857

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $12,000
Cargo: $3,000
Freight: iron & lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
William R. McNeil
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W. B. Hibbard (Schooner), aground, 1 Dec 1856