The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
America (Schooner), capsized, 1 Aug 1866

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AMERICA Schooner, cargo lumber, capsized off Grand haven, August 1866, Got up and towed to Chicago. Property loss,hull $2,000, Cargo $200
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

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AMERICA Schooner of 118 tons, owned at Ashtabula by Scovith & Co. Bound from Sheboygan to Milwaukee, August 1866, capsized in a squall on Lake Michigan. Loss to ship $4,300 insurance $1,600. Total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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Detroit, Aug. 11. - The schooner AMERICA, of Milwaukee, capsized and abandoned, was found near Grand Haven, Lake Michigan today. Crew supposed to have been lost.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 13, 1866

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      SCHOONER AMERICA. - This vessel, which was found on Lake Michigan wrecked, on Saturday, is doubtless the same that was reported here a few days since by the schooner ELIZA LOGAN, as having capsized and two of the crew saved. She was owned in Milwaukee and was well up in years. - Detroit Free Press, 14th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 16, 1866

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Reason: capsized
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $200
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.06307 Longitude: -86.22839
William R. McNeil
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America (Schooner), capsized, 1 Aug 1866