CALCUTTA Schooner, cargo of supplies, ashore near Racine. Property loss $300.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
January 28, 1858 (1857 casualty list)
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CULCUTTA Schooner, ashore and sank at Racine. Got off. Property loss $300.
Chicago Daily Press
Casualty List for 1857
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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, CULCUTTA 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. The CAlCUTTA was bound from Chicago to Manistee, loaded with supplies. The cargo was got out uninjured and the vessel scuttled.
The GERTRUDE belonged at Manitowoc, and was bound to Chicago with a load of shingles. Both these vessel will be got off without much expense. The schooner SANDUSKY, Capt. Carver, bound for White Lake, made Racine harbor during the height of the blow. The schooner HARRIET ANN, which went ashore at Kenosha, as previously reported, lies easy, and will be got off without much damage.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Tuesday, April 7, 1857
STORM AT RACINE. -- There were three vessels wrecked at Racine in Wednesday's storm. The schooner TEMPERANCE, Capt. Petrie, went entirely to pieces. The schooner CALCUTTA was scuttled and sunk, and now lies tolerably easy and not heavily damaged. Some passengers were saved from her with severe exertion. The GERTRUDE, of Manitowoc, lies there on a sandy bottom, not much hurt. The schooner SANDUSKY, Capt. Carville, from Milwaukee bound to White Lake got in port with great difficulty. She is now safe. --- -- Milwaukee News
Buffalo Daily Courier
April 8, 1857
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