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Ocean Wave (Bark), capsized, 27 Jun 1866

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Bark OCEAN WAVE, cargo powder, capsized at Green bay, June 1866. Total loss. property loss, hull $9,000 cargo $20,000
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

      OCEAN WAVE Bark of 308 tons, owned at Chicago by R. Prindiville. Bound from Chicago to Oconto June 1866, capsized near Chambers Island, Green Bay, Lake Michigan. Loss to ship $2,900 insurance $2,000. no loss to cargo.
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863 - 1873. U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      BARK OCEAN WAVE. - The Board of Lake Underwriters report the bark OCEAN WAVE capsized near Chamber's Island, on the 27th, ult; she sank with her cargo of powder, and is a total loss.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 3, 1866

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      LOSS OF THE BARK OCEAN WAVE. -From the Green Bay Press, of Saturday, we learn that the bark OCEAN WAVE was capsized by a squall on Thursday afternoon last, between Chambers' Island and Menominee, and sank in ninety feet of water. The crew reached Menominee in safety. The OCEAN WAVE had on board 200 kegs of powder from Buffalo, and was going to Menominee to load with lumber. She is a total loss.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 6, 1866

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Reason: capsized
Hull damage: $9,000
Cargo: $20,000
Freight: power
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.02971 Longitude: -87.46094
William R. McNeil
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Ocean Wave (Bark), capsized, 27 Jun 1866