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Utica (Bark), overboard, 18 Apr 1848

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UTICA Barque, during the gale of April 18th. 1848, the Barque ran back to Chicago, and lost overboard the first mate.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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UTICA Barque, disabled on Lake Michigan April 18, 1848, and lost a man. Damage $800
      Casualty List for 1848
      Toronto Globe, Sept. 13, 1848


The bark UTICA made Chicago at 11 o'clock on Wednesday morning. She left the Manitous when the gale was at its height. The cabin was stove, and she was leaking badly when she arrived. Her small boat was carried away. Wheeler, the mate, was swept overboard and drowned during the night. The UTICA cleared from Chicago on the 5th. of April, with 2,300 bushels wheat for St. Joseph, where she took on the balance of her cargo for Buffalo.---- Chicago Journal
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, April 24, 1848

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Reason: overboard
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $800
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Utica (Bark), overboard, 18 Apr 1848