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Sweeper (Scow), U57234, aground, 19 Jul 1871

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Scow SWEEPER, sprung a leak and ashore at Muskegon; released
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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DISASTERS. - During the storm of Wednesday night the scow SWEEPER, laden with tanbark, sprung a leak. The pumps were kept in operation until the crew were entirely worn out, when the captain decided to beach her. He accordingly headed her for shore, and she struck near Waukegan, where she was abandoned. The tug LOTTIE DOLE went after her and brought her into port. She is badly shaken, and full of water. - Chicago Rep., 22nd.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, July 25, 1871

scow SWEEPER. U. S. No. 57234. Of 34.44 tons gross. Home port, Marquette, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.36363 Longitude: -87.84479
William R. McNeil
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Sweeper (Scow), U57234, aground, 19 Jul 1871