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J. Y. Scammon (Brig), dismasted, 24 Apr 1849


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MARINE DISASTERS.---The Brig S.Y. SCAMMON, of Chicago, Captain Prindleville, was dismasted on Lake Michigan on the morning of the 24th. inst. She lost her main-mast and foretopmast, and received other damage. She was towed into Milwaukee, for repairs the same day, by another vessel. She was loaded for this port. The vessel is owned by Chas. Walker, of Chicago.
      Buffao Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, April 30, 1849

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MARINE INTELLIGENCE: -- The schooner J. Y. SCAMMON, loaded with wheat, from Chicago,met with an unfortunate accident on the lake day before yesterday, and put into this port in distress. She was caught in a heavy swell of the waves, and rolled with such violence that she broke her mainmast short off within a few feet of the deck, and carried away her fore-top mast, &c. She presents the appearance of a vessel which has been buffeting with old Boreas for days, and the misfortune is the more aggravating as having happened when from lack of wind the craft was perfectly helpless. She was towed into the bay by a schooner bound down, and came into port with her fore-sail alone hoisted. ---Mil. Sent.
      Daily True Democrat (Cleveland)
      Thursday, May 3, 1849
     
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      MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
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Brig J.Y. SCAMMON, dismasted on Lake Mich. Towed to Milwaukee & repaired...$1,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)

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Reason: dismasted
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13913
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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J. Y. Scammon (Brig), dismasted, 24 Apr 1849