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Fanny & Floy (Schooner), U9309, aground, 3 May 1856


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Schooner FANNY & FLOY, ashore at Milwaukee; got off. Property loss $800.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      SCHOONER SUNK. - On Saturday evening, as the schooner FANNY AND FLOY,
loaded with lumber, was trying to make the harbor, she struck upon the old piles at the mouth of the river, and drifted ashore on the north side of the north pier, where she pounded on the bottom, knocking a hole in her hulk, whereupon she shortly filled and sunk in from 5 to 7 feet of water. - Mil. Wis. 5th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 8, 1856

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      FANNY & FLOY SUNK. - On Saturday evening, as the schooner FANNY & FLOY was
trying to make the harbor, she struck upon the old piles at the mouth of the river, and drifted ashore on the north side of the north pier, where she pounded on the bottom, knocking a hole in her hulk, and shortly filled and sunk in from five to seven feet water. The immediate cause of the accident was the striking of her center-board, which had not been hoisted sufficiently, upon the ground, thereby preventing the vessel from answering her helm. In drifting, she struck and carried away the light-house at the end of the pier, at the same time
disengaging her main boom and tearing her mainsail and jib to tatters. She was from Manistee with lumber. The captain thinks she will be got off with comparatively little difficulty or damage, as soon as the wind changes to a point which will ensure still weather. - Milwaukee American
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 7, 1856

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      The want of a light on the pier on Sunday evening caused the schooner JOSEPHINE LAWRENCE, loaded with lumber, to miss the entrance to the harbor, and she went ashore north of the pier, just where the FANNY & FLOY lay until got of last week. - (part) Milwaukee Sentinel, 12th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 17, 1856



Schooner FANNY & FLOY. U. S. No. 9309. Of 96.73 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $800
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14731
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Fanny & Floy (Schooner), U9309, aground, 3 May 1856