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Challenge (Schooner), sunk, 6 Dec 1871

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Schooner CHALLENGE, missed the Piers at Sheboygan, and sunk outside.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      SCHOONER CHALLENGE SUNK. - The schooner CHALLENGE, of Racine, bound
from Bailey Harbor to Racine, with a cargo of wood, missed the pier in trying to make the
harbor of Sheboygan on the 6th, and came to anchor south of the harbor. In attempting
to haul her in she struck the pier, stove in two planks in her after quarter, and sunk. She
now lies inside, abreast of kukland's river warehouse. Capt. Kelly had his left arm broken
in two places by a fall while his vessel was in jeopardy.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, December 9, 1871

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NOTE:- Rebuilt in 1872 - Underwriters Register 1873

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: wood
Remarks: Raised
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.75083 Longitude: -87.71453
William R. McNeil
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Challenge (Schooner), sunk, 6 Dec 1871