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Michael Dousman (Schooner), aground, 18 Apr 1848

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Schooner M. DOUSMAN, beached near Chicago during the gale of April 18th. 1848
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers
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Schooner DOUSMAN, ashore at Chicago. No cargo. Got off and put in commision again. Loss $400. April 1848.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Toronto Globe, Sept. 13, 1848

The bark UTICA came in with the loss of her mate, and was leaking. The schooner WOODGRIDGE with loss of deck load. The Prop. St. JOSEPH and CALIFORNIA arrived safe last night.
      The SCAMMON ashore 12 miles from here, a total loss with cargo. The DOUSMAN ashore here, but will be got off.
      Prop. MANHATTAN ashore at Racine, badly injured. Cargo of wheat lost.
      prop. CLEVELAND with loss of deck load, passengers and baggage in port in Milwaukee.
      The PRINCETON left last night for Buffalo. Three lives lost during the gale, 2 on SCAMMON and the mate of the UTICA.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, April 24, 1848

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      The schooner M. DOUSMAN of Milwaukee, was also driven ashore a short distance below the South pier at Chicago Tuesday evening. She had cleared from Milwaukee for Grand River, and was light. The DOUSMAN attempted to make Chicago harbor, but struck the South pier, and immediately was driven ashore, where she now lies, nearly out of the water. She has suffered but little injury, aside from that, by striking the pier, and will probably be gotten off without much difficulty. - Chicago Journal
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, April 24, 1848

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THE DOUSMAN. - Preparations we see are making to get off this vessel, beached here in the late gale. She is firmly bedded in the sand, but with fine weather it is hoped she may be afloat again in a few days.----Chicago Journal
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday Evening, May 2, 1848

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AFLOAT AGAIN. - The schooner M. DOUSMAN, driven ashore by the recent gale south of the piers, has been floated off and is now in the harbor, apparently a good as new. - Chicago Journal.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, May 11, 1848

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
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Michael Dousman (Schooner), aground, 18 Apr 1848