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Mary (Scow), capsized, 1 Sep 1857

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MARY Scow, capsized off St. Joseph, crew lost ( 4 lives ), Property loss $400
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

DISASTER. -- On Saturday last, about 11 o'clock, the small coasting schooner MARY, manned by Anbrose Steketee, two sons, Simon and Cornelius, and a boy as cook, started from Grand Haven for New Buffalo. The schooner capsized off St. Joseph, about half a mile from shore, and all on board were drowned.
      The father leaves a widow 63 years of age, upon whom the announcement of the disaster produced such a shock that it is feared she cannot recover. Simon also leaves a widow and child to mourn his loss. They reside at Grand Haven. -- Grand Rapids Eagle.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, September 21, 1857

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
William R. McNeil
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Mary (Scow), capsized, 1 Sep 1857