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Gold Hunter (Schooner), gale damage, 1 Aug 1858

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Schooner GOLD HUNTER, cargo corn, sustained damage to hull and cargo in a gale on Lake Michigan. Property loss $500.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      DISASTERS. - The schooner GOLD HUNTER bound from Chicago for Oswego, with a load of corn, met with pretty severe usage in the gale yesterday morning, off Saginaw. She carried away her jib-boom, foretopmast, flying jib, and all her head gear. She arrived here today in tow of the tug GORE. She is leaking somewhat, but will endeavor to make her way to Oswego. The schooner A.E. HART lost her jib-boom. - Detroit Tribune
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, August 31, 1858

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41947 Longitude: -83.95081
William R. McNeil
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Gold Hunter (Schooner), gale damage, 1 Aug 1858