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Die Vernon (Schooner), U6544, gale damage, 1 Nov 1857

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DIE VERNON Schooner, sustained damage to sails and spars on Lake Michigan. Property loss $400.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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The Chicago Times of Saturday, gives the following list of disasters:-
      The DIE VERNON, one of the Lake Navigation Company's vessels, was brought in in a shattered condition, her bulwarks gone and her rigging torn to pieces. Three of the crew were badly frozen.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 23, 1857

Schooner DIE VERNON. Official U. S. No. 6544. Of 280.77 tons gross. Home port, Chicago, Ill. [Listed as lost in 1875]
      Mewrchant Vessel List, U. S., 1875

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $400
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Die Vernon (Schooner), U6544, gale damage, 1 Nov 1857