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Merchant (Schooner), struck pier, 6 Sep 1853

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A GALE. - The Chicago Tribune of Wednesday says:- The wind commenced blowing a
gale, accompanied with heavy rain, early yesterday morning. The white capped waves told plainly that the storm was felt on the lake, and a fleet of vessels from Buffalo and lumber ports were soon in sight and making for our harbor, like frightened birds. We notice the following disasters to the shipping:
Schooner MERCHANT, from Kalamazoo, with a cargo of lumber, broached to, and struck the north pier - carrying away her martingale and head rigging, and losing her starboard anchor overboard. (part of article)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, September 9, 1853

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Reason: struck pier
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Merchant (Schooner), struck pier, 6 Sep 1853