The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William Woodbridge (Schooner), aground, 19 Apr 1851

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ANOTHER GALE.---The northerly wind blowing for some time past rose to a gale on saturday. The weather has been so bad during the past week that there has been little done for the improvement or protection of the harbor, and every wave dashing through into the river at the west end of the north pier. The sand thrown up by the dredge was washed back into the channel, making it almost impassable. The schooner Wm.WOODBRIDGE, from Chicago, missed the entrance and went ashore near where the steamer BOSTON beached. - - - Mil. Sentinel, April 21.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 25, 1851

NOTE:---Steamer BOSTON, of 757 tons, built 1846. Stranded near Milwaukee, November 24, 1846 and was a total wreck (Lytle-Holdcamper List)

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      April 19, 1851. - Schooner WOODBRIDGE, beached at Milwaukee - cargo lumber, got off. Property loss, $1,350
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,350
Cargo: included
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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William Woodbridge (Schooner), aground, 19 Apr 1851