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M. S. Scott (Schooner), aground, 23 Sep 1866

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M.S. SCOTT Schooner, cargo wheat, sunk at Racine. Total loss, September 1866. Property loss, hull $12,000 Cargo $30,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 25, 1867

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M.S. SCOTT Schooner of 358 Tons, owned at Milwaukee by Thorson & Co. Bound from Chicago to Buffalo , went ashore at Racine cargo (7,000 bushels wheat lost) Loss to ship $9,980 insurance $5,000 Loss to cargo $12,000 insurance on cargo $8,000
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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We learn by another dispatch to Capt. Weber, dated Chicago, Sept. 24th, that the schr. M.S. SCOTT is sunk at Racine, with a cargo of wheat. The schr. CAMPBELL, light, is also sunk at Chicago.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      September 25, 1866 3-3

The schooner M.S. SCOTT sank at Racine on the 23rd., she had on a cargo of wheat consigned to J.R. Bentley & Co., of this city
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, September 26, 1866

Efforts are being made as we learn from Capt. Dobbins, to recover the cargo of the schr. M.B. SCOTT, recently sunk at Racine. There a good grain dryer at Racine, and we have no doubt the Underwriters will get off with but a partial loss.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      September 27, 1866 3-3

The schr. M.S. SCOTT, ashore at Racine, has been abandoned by the underwriters. Both vessel and cargo are a total loss. The SCOTT was built in Cleveland in 1856, by Wm. Jones, and owned by W. Spencer, of Racine. She classed B1, was repaired in 1862, and valued at $8,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      September 29, 1866 3-5

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $12,000
Cargo: $30,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
William R. McNeil
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M. S. Scott (Schooner), aground, 23 Sep 1866