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Andromeda (Schooner), sunk, 20 Jul 1858

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Schooner ANDROMEDA, cargo salt, sunk about 20 miles from Sheboygan, Lake Michigan. Property loss $4,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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SCHOONER SUNK - The Chicago Press & Tribune of Wednesday morning, learns that the schooner ANDROMEDA, bound from Oswego to Sheboygan, with a cargo of 800 barrels of salt, when about 20 miles from Sheboygan and 15 miles from shore suddenly sprung a leak and sunk. No further particulars. The vessel was owned by parties in this city, and was insured, but we cannot learn that there was an insurance on the salt.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, July 23, 1858

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      LOSS OF THE SCHOONER ANDROMEDA. - The Manitowoc Tribune furnishes the particulars of the loss of this schooner. It says that on Saturday evening last, at 8 o'clock, the schooner ANDROMEDA, Capt. Morgan, bound up from Oswego for Chicago with a cargo of salt, sank in Lake Michigan, about 40 miles North-east of Manitowoc. The crew took to the boats and escaped with their clothing.
They rowed all night, and on Sunday morning they arrived at Manitowoc. The vessel belonged to the captain, who resides at Sheboygan, and was insured to the amount of half her value. The cargo also belonged to the captain, which, with the vessel, is a total loss. The steamer ARCTIC, Capt. Flood, took the crew on board and landed them at Sheboygan. The loss is a severe one to the captain, as he had only purchased the vessel last spring, and on this trip had invested his season's earnings in salt, and lost everything.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, July 26, 1858

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: salt
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Andromeda (Schooner), sunk, 20 Jul 1858