The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. R. Giddings (Brig), capsized, 17 Jul 1857

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GIDDINGS, J. R. Brig, capsized off Twin Rivers. Total loss. Property loss $1,800.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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CAPSIZED. -- We learn from the captain of the schooner KYLE SPANGLER, that on Friday last he saw a vessel which he supposed to be the brig J. R. GIDDINGS, capsized. She was between Big and Little Point Au Sable, and lying on her beam ends, with most of her canvas set and on her. Her boat was at the stern, but there were no men on the wreck. The supposition was that they were washed off. -- Chicago Tribune, 21.
      Detroit, July 21. -- The brig GIDDINGS capsized in Lake Michigan on Friday morning, and became a total loss. She had no cargo. The crew, consisting of 10 persons, arrived here in a destitute condition.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, July 22, 1857

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      The bark GIDDINGS, which we noticed yesterday as having been capsized, was owned in Chicago by E. A. Bruce, and was insured for $4,000. -- Detroit Adv. 23.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, July 24, 1857

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.15388 Longitude: -87.56925
William R. McNeil
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J. R. Giddings (Brig), capsized, 17 Jul 1857