The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Richmond (Schooner), aground, 10 Jun 1842

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The fact of the RICHMOND and INDIANA, being ashore near Chicago, is confirmed by a gentleman from the west, who took the Toledo boats, but nothing further has been gathered of the extent of the gale.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 16, 1842

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We learn from Mr. Gibson, of the CLINTON, that the RICHMOND, now ashore near Chicago, was laden with wheat, corn and oats, and will be got off with little injury. Her cargo may suffer slightly from the water. The INDIANA had loaded with wheat and corn at St. Joseph's was overtaken by the gale and made a run for Chicago but beached on the south side of the pier. Her cargo will also be injured somewhat, not, however the vessel.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 17, 1842

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat, corn, oats
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Richmond (Schooner), aground, 10 Jun 1842