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Stephen A. Douglas (Schooner), sunk, 1 Oct 1862


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Schooner A.D. DOUGLASS, aground at the Manitou, got off, and when towing to Milwaukee, encountered bad weather, and sunk, with steam pumps on board. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)

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      The STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS is ashore on the east shore, near the Manitous, and it is thought will prove a total loss. She was loaded from Chicago to Buffalo. - - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 25, 1862

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      The following news was received from Lake Michigan and the Straits by the propeller PRARIE STATE, which arrived here yesterday. The S.A. DOUGLAS, ashore at the South Manitou, was still there, with prospects unfavorable for getting off at present. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, November 1, 1862

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      The loss by the sinking of the schooner S.A. DOUGLAS, it is said, will not fall much short of $35,000. She was a new vessel, and was owned at Oswego. The cook went down with her. She had but one steam pump on board when she sunk.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, November 11, 1862

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $19,000
Cargo: $16,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1862
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Local identifier:
McN.W.5164
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Stephen A. Douglas (Schooner), sunk, 1 Oct 1862