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Ketchum (Schooner), lost mainmast &c., 10 Aug 1862


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KETCHUM Schooner, cargo wheat, lost mainmast, sails, etc., by jibing in a gale, also damaged cargo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863. (Casualty List, 1862)

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DAMAGED BY A SQUALL. - The schooner KETCHUM, Capt. Fulson, which cleared from this port on Saturday evening last with 12,200 bushels wheat for Buffalo, returned on Tuesday, having met with serious damage by a squall, which she encountered on Sunday evening. In the short time during which the squall lasted, the KETCHUM lost her mainmast, main boom, main gaff, and mainsail, besides sustaining considerable damage to her rigging. The mainmast in falling, passed through the deck of the vessel. Her cargo was partly damaged by water. She will be immediately unloaded and her damage repaired. Loss sustained will probably reach $800. - Chicago Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, August 16, 1862



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Reason: lost mainmast &c.
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $960
Cargo: $1,400
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1862
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Local identifier:
McN.W.5039
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Ketchum (Schooner), lost mainmast &c., 10 Aug 1862