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Shakespeare (Brig), aground, 1 Jun 1858

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SHAKESPEARE Brig, ashore on Pilot Island, entrance to Green Bay. Total loss. Property loss $5,000.
      Buffalo Commecial Advertiser
      Jan. 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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AGROUND. - We learn from the Chicago Press, that the brig SHAKESPEARE is aground and sunk at Pilot Island, near Green Bay, with a cargo of lumber. The McQUEEN left with two steam pumps last evening to go to her relief.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 25, 1858

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      The brig SHAKESPEARE, which went ashore with a cargo of lumber at Pilot Island, has since gone to pieces. The brig PILGRIM has gone to take off her cargo and strip her. The SHAKESPEARE, we believe, is 7 or 8 years old, and was worth probably $7,000. She was owned by Eldreds, of this city. - Mil. News.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 1, 1858

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      The brig SHAKESPEARE, lost at Pilot Island, was valued at $4,000, which, with a probable loss of $1,000 on her cargo, will make a total of $5,000. She was built in 1848, hence was ten years old, and was owned by Messrs. Eldred & Balcom of Chicago. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, July 2, 1858

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Brig SHAKESPEARE.* Built Cleveland, O., 1848
      * Renamed EMPIRE STATE - U. S. - 1858
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: 7,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Rebuilt as "Empire State"
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.28499 Longitude: -86.91984
William R. McNeil
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Shakespeare (Brig), aground, 1 Jun 1858