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Champion (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1844


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Nov - Schooner CHAMPION, Farmin, master, bound west from this port with a full cargo of merchandise; went ashore near Great Traverse Bay, Mich.; cargo partly secured in a damaged condition; vessel total wreck; 205 tons; first season out; loss $13,000.
      Lake Disasters in 1844
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 8, 1845

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Schooner CHAMPION, ashore near Point Wabashank, Dec. 6, 1844.
      Hist., of the Great Lakes
      by Mansfield p. 646

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      Milwaukee, July 4.
      The schooner CHAMPION, which was stranded last December at Traverse Bay, and which many had supposed to be a total loss, came into port yesterday morning, having been got off the beach a few days since by Messrs. Lyon and Milwiss, of Detroit. She is to be hauled out and repaired by L.J. Higby, to whom she has been assigned for the benefit of all her creditors] and again put upon the Buffalo trade, with a good and competent master to sail her, and cause her to sustain the good name she formerly bore, as being one of the fastest sailors on the lakes. - Sentinel.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      July 14, 1845

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $13,000
Cargo: included
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1844
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10620
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Champion (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1844