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William H. Hinsdale (Schooner), struck pier, 8 Nov 1853

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The Chicago Tribune says:- The schooner Wm.H.HINSDALE, of and from Michigan City, while entering our harbor at 11 o'clock on Tuesday night last, with a cargo of wood, ran into the north pier while under full headway. The wind was blowing a gale at the time, and the entrance to the harbor was obstructed by a fleet of vessels. The schooner tore her foresail and both jibs to pieces, carried away her jibboom, and a portion of her head gear, also broke the end of her bow-sprit. The full extent of her damage is about $200.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 14, 1853

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Reason: struck pier
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $200
Freight: wood
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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William H. Hinsdale (Schooner), struck pier, 8 Nov 1853