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Berlin (Schooner), U2161, capsized, 1 Apr 1861

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BERLIN Schooner, capsized in a storm off Beaver Island, vessel taken to Milwaukee
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

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BARK BERLIN CAPSIZED. -- Captain Crary , of the propeller QUEEN OF THE LAKES, reports that the bark BERLIN having capsized on Monday last at 2 A. M., 12 miles off Beaver Island during a squall. She was bound for Chicago in ballast. Crew all safe at Mackinaw. The BERLIN is owned at Milan. -- Detroit Adv.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 3, 1861

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FROM ABOVE. -- The tug LEVIATHAN is engaged in getting up the schooner BERLIN. The tug S. C. IVES was met by the propeller CLEVELAND, yesterday, off Point au Barques, bound up. She goes in quest of the lost vessel KETCHUM.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 10, 1861

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      The schooner BERLIN was towed into Traverse Bay, and has been placed in running condition again, and doubtless ere this has proceeded on her destination. --- Detroit Tribune
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 18, 1861

Schooner BERLIN. U. S. No. 2161. Of 213.86. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,100
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.66472 Longitude: -85.55731
William R. McNeil
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Berlin (Schooner), U2161, capsized, 1 Apr 1861