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Ida (Schooner), gale damage, 19 Nov 1887

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Chicago.---The schooner IDA, Captain M. Jacobson arrived here Sunday, having been driven back by stress of weather. She left this port at 2 a.m. Friday, light for Whitehall, to load lumber and got within 10 miles of the latter port when the gale struck her, when in mid-lake Saturday evening, at half past six Gabriel Gabrielson, one of her crew was washed overboard by a heavy sea and drowned. he was about 29 years of age and resided at Whitehall, and leaves a widow and one child. The same sea that washed poor Gabrielson overboard also stove in the cabin windows and a portion of the bulwarks and washed overboard all the ropes which were on top of the cabin.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 24, 1887 p. 1

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: 1
Freight: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Ida (Schooner), gale damage, 19 Nov 1887