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Stampede (Schooner), U22353, burnt, 9 Oct 1871


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Schooner STAMPEDE, destroyed by Chicago fire; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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BURNED AT CHICAGO - Capt. Larkin, principal owner of the bark VALETTA, reports the loss of that vessel by the recent fire. She was burned to the water's edge, and immediately sunk. She was 7 years old, 407 tons burden, and hailed from St. Catharines, Ont. The schooners N.C. FORD and ECLIPSE are also numbered among the lost. The schooner FORD was formerly a Canadian bottom, built at Port Ryerse in 1861, and 226 tons burden, and became American with several others a few years since. At the time of the loss she was owned in Chicago. The schooner ECLIPSE was 20 years old, built at Racine, and 250 tons burden. Latterly her operations have been confined exclusively to the lumber trade on Lake Michigan, where she was owned. The schooner STAMPEDE, nine years old, 370 tons, and owned by John Maitland, of Chicago, was one of the unfortunates. It is also
reported that one of the Northern Transportation Co's propellers was destroyed there.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, October 14, 1871

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NOTE - Other sail vessels burnt and supposed total losses in the Chicago Fire were
VALETTA - ECLIPSE - GLENBULAH - A.P. NICHOLS - C. NILSSON - ALNWICK - STAMPEDE and N.C. FORD.

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      SHIP-BUILDING AROUND THE LAKES.
      At Sheboygan there are two schooners and one fishing smack in course of construction. Messrs. Packard, Stokes & Goldner purchased for $1,000, delivered, the wreck of the schr. STAMPEDE, burned at the great Chicago fire, which they are rebuilding into a handsome schooner of 130 ft. keel, 143 ft. over all, 26 ft. beam and 11 ft. hold. The STAMPEDE will be a full sized three-masted canaler, with a carrying capacity of 18,000 bushels of wheat, and will be launched about the 1st. of May.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 8, 1873

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      Schooner STAMPEDE. U. S. No. 22353. Of 294.83 tons gross; 280.09 tons net. Built Huron, O., 1862. Home port, Sheboygan, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
     


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Reason: burnt
Remarks: Rebuilt
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.6206
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Stampede (Schooner), U22353, burnt, 9 Oct 1871