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General Franz Seigel (Schooner), U10220, aground, 1 Jun 1866

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GENERAL SIGEL Schooner, ashore at Pigeon Bay, Lake Erie, June 1866. Property loss $1,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

      Schooner GENERAL SIGEL. Of 211 tons. Built 1853 at Youngstown by N. Collins. Owned by A. Emerson. Home port, Youngstown. Value $8,500 Class A. 2. Remarks. -- Formerly FRANK PIERCE; rebuilt & lengthened in 1862.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1863
Schooner GENERAL SIEGEL. U. S. No. 10220. Of 144.82 tons gross. Built Youngston, N.Y., 1853. Home port, Ludington, Mich. [ noticed as wrecked or otherwise out of service.]
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

GENERAL SIGEL Schooner of 211 tons, owned at Racine by Higgie & Co. Bound from Cleveland to Detroit, sunk off Clay Banks, Lake Erie, June 1866. Loss to ship $3,800 loss to cargo $2,600. Insurance on Ship $2,000 insurance on cargo $1,300
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863 to 1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

      VESSEL RAISED. - The schooner GEN. SIGEL, which sank with a cargo of coal down near the Clay Banks, has been raised by the tug J.U. MASTERS and brought to this port. She is now in dry dock undergoing reapirs. Her damages are not serious. - Detroit Free Press, 4th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 6, 1866

      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register for 1866

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.016388 Longitude: -82.681666
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General Franz Seigel (Schooner), U10220, aground, 1 Jun 1866