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Hurricane (Schooner), aground, 22 Nov 1860


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The schooner HURRICANE, Capt. William Walsh, bound from Chicago for Buffalo, with a cargo of 14,000 bushels of Rye, was driven ashore and stranded on the outer bar, 8 miles north of St. Joseph, Lake Michigan, a total loss. The vessel was owned by Sears & Clark of Buffalo. The crew of nine persons were all lost.
      Toronto Globe
      December 3, 1860

      NINE BODIES FROM THE SCHOONER HURRICANE WASHED ASHORE.
Fron St. Joseph, Mich., we learn that a board had been washed ashore marked "Schooner HURRICANE, bound for Buffalo," and eight bodies had come ashore near South Huron. One of the bodies is that of a man 25 years old. On one of his arms were the letters E. M., with a scroll under the same, and in his pocket a receipt for money paid by Edwin Mooney, in Buffalo. The body is undoubtedly one of the crew of the HURRICANE, and the pockets were found full of rye. One of the bodies of the LADY ELGIN catastrophe also came ashore today.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, December 10, 1860


Schooner HURRICANE. Of 331 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1854 by G. W. Weeks. -- Foundered Lake Michigan, 1860, with the loss of 9 lives.
      Herman Runge Notes
     

Schooner HURRICANE, of 331 tons. Built Buffalo 1854 by G.S. Weeks. Owned by E. St. John Bemis. Home port, Buffalo. Value $7,000 Class B 1.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel register, 1860
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: 8
Hull damage: $1,000
Cargo: $8,000
Freight: rye
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1860
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Local identifier:
McN.W.4290
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Hurricane (Schooner), aground, 22 Nov 1860