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William Woodbridge (Schooner), lost deck load, 18 Apr 1848

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WOODBRIDGE Schooner, during the gale of April 18th. 1848 Schooner lost her deck load of pork, put back to Chicago. Cargo loss $600
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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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WOODBRIDGE Schooner, lost deck load on Lake Michigan, April 1848. Made port. Damage $1,000
      Casualty List for 1848
      Toronto Globe, Sept. 13, 1848

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      The schooner Wm. WOODBRIDGE, Capt. Napier, arrived at Chicago, after having buffeted the storm 30 hours. She was on her way down, with a load of wheat and 100 bbls. pork, which was on deck. She got down near the Manitous, and was met by the blow about 9 o'clock on Monday night. After six hours attempting to make head against the gale, during which time she lost her deck load, main jib, gangways, and part of her bulwarks, she squared away for Chicago. She scud all day under bare poles, with two hawsers trailed out behind to retard her speed, notwithstanding which she made ten miles an hour. Her wheat is in apparent good order.--------Chicago Journal
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, April 24, 1848

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Reason: lost deck load
Lives: nil
Cargo: $600
Freight: wheat, pork
Remarks: Repaired
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William Woodbridge (Schooner), lost deck load, 18 Apr 1848