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W. W. Brigham (Schooner), capsized, 25 Aug 1884

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The schooner W.W. BRIGHAM left Muskegon Saturday evening with lumber for Chicago. She was hit by a squall and about 10 a.m. monday, capsized. The man aboard made a raft of the lumber. Thursday morning the schooner WALTER SMITH rescued the crew and took them to Muskegon. The exhausted men spent Monday to Thursday without food on the raft.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, september 1, 1884

BRIGHAM, W.W. Schooner. Home port, Milwaukee. On Aug. 25, 1884 vessel capsized in midlake, Lake Michigan, with a cargo of lumber. A total loss. Loss to hull $1,000. Loss to cargo $700.
      Disasters to Lake Shipping, 1884
      Cleveland Herald Nov. 28th. 1884

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Reason: capsized
Hull damage: $1,000
Cargo: $700
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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W. W. Brigham (Schooner), capsized, 25 Aug 1884