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W. G. Bucknor (Schooner), aground, 17 Apr 1844

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April 6 - Schooner BUCKNOR, Davison, master, ashore at Southport; vessel light and abandoned; crew saved; loss $2,000. This craft was subsequently rebuilt and is again in commision.
      Lake Disasters of 1844
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 8, 1845

NOTE : Southport, is now Kenosha

The BUNKER HILL, Capt. Stannard is just in from Chicago. We are indebted to Mr. Winslow for the following:
Sailed Chicago, April 10. Left in port ready to sail: Schrs. JOHN GRANT, GAZELLE, MARSHALL, A. BARTON, KINNE, MARENGO and SCIOTO for Buffalo. Sailed, 17th, schrs. ROANOKE and AMAZON for Michigan City, to load. Left port for Michigan City, brig BURLINGTON and Schrs. VELOCITY and DOLPHIN. Waiting for cargoes, schrs. HUDSON, CREVOLIN, PHILADELPHIA, LA SALLE, POTOMAC. For St. Joseph, brigs M. OLIVER and HOOSIER. For Racine, brig A. WINSLOW and schr. SAVANNAH, to finish loading. Schr. NAVIGATOR was taking cargo from schr. WINDHAM; the WINDHAM went ashore on the night of the 17th in a gale to the westward of the pier; vessel bilged; had 9,500 bushels wheat, one half would be saved, balance damaged; the vessel will be got off; vessel and cargo insured. The W. G. BUCKNOR is ashore at Southport; vessel total wreck; no cargo. Brig St. LOUIS has been aground on North Manitou Island; threw overboard 200 barrels pork and 400 barrels flour; part of the flour was picked up by brig RICHMOND and schr. BALDWIN.
Passed off South Passage, 20th inst, brig St. LOUIS bound down; off Thunder Bay, schr. GAZELLE, bound up. 30 miles above Fort Gratiot, propeller HERCULES, bound up. St. Clair river, schrs. BALTIMORE, CHICKALONI, and HARVE, bound up. Lake St. Clair, brig ASHLAND and schr. MARION, bound up, and schr. FAVORITE bound down.
      Cargo - 20 barrels seed, 41 boxes candles, 4 packages beeswax, 2 casks hardware, 200 hides, 32 bales wool, 50 kegs lard for Joy & Webster.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 23, 1844 3 - 4

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LAKE INTELLIGENCE. -- The CHESAPEAKE towed the wreck of the schooner J. W. BUCKNOR from Southport to Chicago April 30.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      May 8, 1844
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The steamer MISSOURI returned from her second trip to Chicago on Saturday night. Capt. William kindly furnishes the following:
      Left Chicago April 30; steamer CHESAPEAKE just arrived with the schooner BUCKNOR in tow from Southport, dismasted.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 6, 1844 2 - 6

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.58474 Longitude: -87.82119
William R. McNeil
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W. G. Bucknor (Schooner), aground, 17 Apr 1844