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Ketchum (Schooner), capsized, 1 Apr 1861

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KETCHUM Schooner, found capsized in the Straits of Mackinac, towed into Little Traverse Bay. crew of 7 lost.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 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 B. R. LOOMIS, it is reported, has picked up the lost schooner KETCHUM, and refused giving her up until the usual salvage is paid on her. The tug S. C. IVES, which went in search of her, it is stated, is on her way back. --- Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 15, 1861

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THE SCHOONER KETCHUM. -- Mr. Gurgress, one of the owners of the schooner KETCHUM, went up today on the Pittsburgh with a Captain and crew of men to be put on board as soon as she reaches Little Traverse bay, where he expects to find her righted and pumped out. Her damages are slight, being principally in her canvas, and a trifling sum will make her as good as ever. She will take on a cargo of wood and proceed direct to Milwaukee. All hopes of the crew being saved are now given up.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 18, 1861

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 7
Hull damage: $3,100
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Ketchum (Schooner), capsized, 1 Apr 1861