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Lucy Raab (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1862

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Schooner LUCY RAAB, cargo wheat, ashore at Middle Island, Lake Huron, total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)

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A TOTAL WRECK. - We learn by the propeller ADRIATIC, which passed down yesterday, that the schooner LUCY RAAB, which went ashore a few days since on Middle Island Reef, Lake Huron, will in all probability become a total wreck, and the gale of yesterday has doubtless rendered the fact quite certain. She has been
stripped of everything of any value, and the crew, which were on board have taken refuge on the Island. The RAAB was, we learn, some six years old, and of some 1,400 bushel capacity. The tug WINSLOW, which left here two or three days since with steam pumps to go to her assistance, had not succeeded in reaching there when the ADRIATIC came by, and her aid by this time will be of no avail. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, November 10, 1862

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      The tug WINSLOW arrived yesterday morning from Middle Island, Lake Huron, with all the effects of any value belonging to the schooner LUCY RAAB, recently wrecked there. Prior to the arrival of the tug to the scene of the disaster she had in consequence of the storm become broken up, stripped and abandoned. - - - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, November 13, 1862

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $7,000
Cargo: $10,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.19251 Longitude: -83.3272
William R. McNeil
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Lucy Raab (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1862