George Hanson (Schooner), capsized, 1 Apr 1857
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Schooner GEORGE HANSON, cargo of wood, probably capsized off Kenosha - Total loss with all hands , four lives. Property loss $1,200.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
January 28, 1858 (1857 casualty list)
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VESSEL SUNK AND FOUR LIVES LOST. - The masts of a sunken vessel standing out of the water off Kenosha harbor, were discovered some time since, and it has been ascertained that the sunken vessel is the little schooner GEORGE HANSON, of Chicago.
She was out in the gale of April 1st, and it is rendered almost certain that she capsized, and that all on board, three brothers and a brother-in-law, were drowned.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Friday, April 17, 1857
Schooner GEORGE HANSON. Of 37.81 tons. Built St. Joseph, Mich., 1851. two masts. 1 deck. No figurehead. Owned by Mahitable Hanson, of St. Joseph. Captain, M.J. Mitchell. 37.81 x 14.10 x 5.6
Port of Detroit, Enrollment, No. 32 of 1851
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- Reason: capsized
Hull damage: $1,200
Remarks: Total loss
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Wisconsin, United States
- William R. McNeil
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