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Twin Sisters (Schooner), U24151, aground, sunk, 1 Aug 1858

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Schooner TWIN SISTERS, cargo iron ore, struck a reef in the Sault Ste. Marie River, and filled. Property loss $1,500.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      DISASTER. - The schooner TWIN SISTER, with a cargo of 342 tons of iron ore, bound from Marquette to Cleveland, in coming through the Sault St. Marie River, struck a reef and sunk. Her captain came down in the STAR, and obtained the services of the tug L. L. LYON, which has gone up to her relief.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, August 20, 1858

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      The schooner TWIN SISTERS, which sunk about ten days since in the St. Marys River, has been raised. - Chicago Times.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, August 31, 1858

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Schooner TWIN SISTERS. U. S. No. 24151. Of 200.98 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground, sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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Twin Sisters (Schooner), U24151, aground, sunk, 1 Aug 1858