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Wing and Wing (Schooner), dismasted, 1 Oct 1848

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WING & WING Schooner, dismasted on Lake Michigan Oct. 1848, near the lightship. Towed into Mackinaw by the Propeller REPUBLIC - lost overboard and drowned, 2 mates.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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The mate of the schooner WING & WING was drowned in Lake Michigan a few days since. The vessel encountered a gale when near the Light Ship, which carried away her main mast and with it the mate, who was aloft at the time. The small boat was immediately lowered, but almost instantly swamped, and it was with difficulty that the men in it were saved. The WING & WING was towed to Mackinac by the propeller REPUBLIC.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, October 25, 1848

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: 2
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Wing and Wing (Schooner), dismasted, 1 Oct 1848