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Kenosha (Schooner), aground, 19 Nov 1857


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Schooner KENOSHA, stranded at Thunder Bay Island, Total loss. Property loss $24,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      By a letter received yesterday from J.J. Malden, Keeper of the light house at Thunder Bay Island, we learn that the schooner KENOSHA, of Chicago, Capt. Wm. Kelly, went ashore 7 miles north-west of that station on the morning of the 19th. She was bound from Cleveland to Chicago, and was laden with coal. At the time she went ashore the wind blew a perfect gale and the snow was falling very thick and fast. Sa soon as the vessel struck she shipped a heavy sea aft, which carried away her mainmast, boat and oars. The captain and crew made a raft of the main boom, gaff and loose pieces of timber, and succeeded, after incessant toil and much suffering, in reaching Sugar Island, and thence Thunder Bay Island.
      All hands, 11 in number, were saved. The captain had his feet frozen, but otherwise sustained no injury. The cargo may be saved, but the vessel has her back broken and will be a total loss.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 29, 1857

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      SCHOONER KENOSHA. - Messrs Carey & Whipple, of this city, have taken a contract to get off the schooner KENOSHA, which went ashore last fall on Thunder Bay Island. The tug BRUCE will start early next week with a steam pump on board. The KENOSHA was loaded with coal, and was supposed to be a total loss. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, May 11, 1858

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The Detroit Advertiser says that the tug B.F. BRUCE, which went up to Thunder Bay to get off the schooner KENOSHA, returned to Detroit Thursday for another steam pump, one being insufficient to raise her.
      Buffalo Republic & Times
      Saturday, May 22, 1858

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss ?
Date of Original:
1857
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Local identifier:
McN.W.3400
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Kenosha (Schooner), aground, 19 Nov 1857