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H. B. Steele (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1866

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H.B. STEELE Schooner, cargo lumber, struck on Chicago Bar and became water-logged, September 1866. Property loss $1,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

H.B. STEELE Schooner of 88 Tons, owned at Chicago by J. McAdams. Bound from Manistee to Chicago, waterlogged and lost cargo on Lake Michigan, September 1866. Loss to ship $375 insurance nil, Loss to cargo $3,800 insurance $1,700
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      DISASTER. - The topsail schooner H.B. STEELE, Captain H.W. Adams, in attempting to enter the harbor, about 8 o'clock Thursday night, was driven on the bar, about a quarter of a mile south of the mouth of the river, and became water-logged. Early yesterday morning, the tugs MARY P. HARRISON and UNION went to her assistance, and succeeded in getting the vessel off the bar, and towed her into port. She was laden with 120 m feet of lumber. As soon as her cargo is discharged, she will go inbto dry-dock for repairs. The damages are estimated at about $2,500. - Chicago Tribune, 22nd.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, September 25, 1866

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $1,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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H. B. Steele (Schooner), aground, 1 Sep 1866