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Illinois (Brig), aground, 18 Nov 1841

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I reached here on Sunday and on Monday went to St. Joseph's where I found the Brig ILLINOIS aground on the Middle Ground in the River, and not off when I left. (part of letter)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, November 26, 1841 p.3 col.7

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      LOSS OF THE BRIG WINSLOW. --- We regret to learn that the Brig RICHARD WINSLOW Captain Beckwith, was driven ashore about 18 miles from Chicago, on or about the 25th. of Nov. The WINSLOW was bound up with a cargo principally from this port
consisting of iron, furniture, &c. She had landed some of her freight at Milwaukee, and as there is no harbor at that point, the Brig was compelled to stand off when the gale came on. So severe was it, that both her masts were carried away before she struck. No loss of lives. An insurance of $4,000 on the vessel, in Buffalo.
The letter bringing the intelligence of the loss of the WINSLOW, states that two vessels are ashore in sight of Chicago. No names are given. It is reported that the Brigs ILLINOIS and OSCEOLA are among the wrecked on Lake Michigan. --- Herald
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, December 10, 1841 3 - 6

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      The brig ILLINOIS has been got off the middle ground at St. Josephs, and is said to have left for this port. Her insurance expired on the 1st inst.. -- Com. Adv.
      Detroit Free Press
      Wednesday, December 22, 1841
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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
William R. McNeil
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Illinois (Brig), aground, 18 Nov 1841