The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Susquehanna (Schooner), lost bowsprit, 1 Nov 1849

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The schooner SUSQUEHANNA arrived with a cargo of lumber. Her bowsprit was carried away in the gale.--------Milwaukee Sentinel
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, December 3, 1849

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      GALE AT MILWAUKEE. - By a telegraphic despatch from Milwaukee, it appears that the schooner SUSQUEHANNAH suffered some and was obliged to throw overboard a large quantity of pig iron and 75 barrels of oysters.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      November 30, 1849

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      THE GALE
Marine Disasters. - We noticed on Saturday, the arrival of the steamer LEXINGTON, from Green Bay. She grounded on the bar at the inner end of the piers, in running into the harbor. She now lies at Williams & Co. dock. Leakage found to be near high water mark. She is preparing to leave for Chicago. --- Mil. Wisconsin.
The schooner HENRY CLAY has been got off, and is now inside the pier, taking on her cargo of lumber which she was obliged to throw off, when aground near the bar. --- Ib.
      The schooner E. CRAMER received a slight damage in entering the harbor, occasioned by parting her anchor cable. --- Ib.
      The propeller ILLINOIS, which we reported as at anchor, came into the river yesterday, and now lies at Dousman & Co's wharf. She threw overboard about $1,500 worth of her cargo, and sustained damage to the amount $500. --- Ib.
      Capt. Humphrey reports that the SAM WARD has broken her walking beam, and damaged other parts of her engine in Saginaw Bay, and that she was towed to Presque Isle by the brig ROBERT BURNS, Capt. Humphrey also reports several vessels on Lake Michigan, bound for this port. --- Ib.
      The schooner SUSQUEHANA, had her bowsprit carried away during the storm.
      The Daily True Democrat (Cleveland)
      Tuesday, December 4, 1849

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Reason: lost bowsprit
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Susquehanna (Schooner), lost bowsprit, 1 Nov 1849