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Magic (Schooner), collision, 1 Oct 1861

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MAGIC Schooner, cargo lumber, collided with the Bark KIRK WHITE, near Chicago and became water-logged, towed to Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

      . . . . .

SCHOONER SUNK.---Capt. Griffith, of the brig KIRK WHITE, reports running into
the schooner MAGIC, off Lake View, on Thursday night. The MAGIC, which was
laden with lumber, and had no light out at the time of the accident, sunk immediately.
The crew were all rescued and brought into port by the brig.-----Chicago Tribune
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 16, 1861

      . . . . .

      IN PORT.---The schooner MAGIC, which was sunk by a collision with the brig KIRK
WHITE, Thursday night, has been towed into the harbor, waterlogged, and is discharging
her cargo east of Clark Street bridge. She was struck abaft the fore rigging on the port
side.-------Chicago Tribune
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 17, 1861

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $550
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Magic (Schooner), collision, 1 Oct 1861