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Lincoln Dall (Schooner), U15577, lost mainmast, 1 Sep 1871

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Schooner LINCOLN DALL, lost her mainmast and damaged outfit on Lake Huron.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      MAST BROKEN. - The schooner LINCOLN DALL had her mainmast broken about 40
feet from the deck, when off Middle Island, Lake Huron, a few days since. By a falling spar the rail and considerable of the rigging was damaged. The vessel worked her way in a disabled condition to Port Huron, and from thence she was towed to Detroit, where she went into drydock for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, September 14, 1871

      SAVED. - The Detroit Post of the 14th says: "The schooner LINCOLN DALL, which rumors had it was partially dismantled, passed down yesterday with her mainsail set, apparently little or nothing wrong with her. Her mast may have been injured, but not by any means to the extent reported.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 15, 1871

Schooner LINCOLN DALL. U. S. No. 15577. Of 206.70 tons gross; 196.37 tons net. Built at Chicago, Ill., in 1869. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 115.8 x 25.5 x 9.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: lost mainmast
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.19251 Longitude: -83.3272
William R. McNeil
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Lincoln Dall (Schooner), U15577, lost mainmast, 1 Sep 1871