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Twin Brothers (Schooner), sunk, 12 Mar 1860

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Schooner TWIN BROTHERS, sunk in Milwaukee. Property loss, $1,500.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty list, 1860)

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      The schooner TWIN BROTHERS which cleared for Sheboygan from Milwaukee, stove a hole in her side and sank in the Straight Cut.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, March 15, 1860

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      The schooner TWIN BROTHERS cleared for Sheboygan yesterday afternoon, but was caught in the gale before reaching that port, and had to return in a leaking condition. She stove a hole in her port side by pounding against the south pier in the Straight Cut, and, filling with water, she soon capsized and sunk. She now lies on her broadside in the river, just inside of the Straight Cut. The crew escaped by clinging to the pier. The TWIN BROTHERS was an old vessel, and not probably worth more than $1,000 or $1,500. - - - Milwaukee Sentinel, March 13
      Detroit Free Press
      March 16, 1860

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1.500
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Twin Brothers (Schooner), sunk, 12 Mar 1860