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Telegraph (Schooner), lost, 29 Sep 1867

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A very painful report has reached the city yesterday to the effect that the schr. TELEGRAPH was probably wrecked during the late gale, and that all on board must have perished. The TELEGRAPH cleared from this port for Wilkinson's Pier, on the 28th. of September, the day before the terrible gale, and since that time has not been heard from, making it almost certain that she was wrecked, and probably sunk with her entire crew of 5 men. She was owned in Sheboygan, Wis., and was sailed by Capt. Roberts. Had she been driven ashore at any point, the fact would have been known ere this, so there is scarcely a hope that any of her fated crew escaped.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 9, 1867

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      NOTE: - The small schr. TELEGRAPH, Capt. Roberts was aground at Muskegon about Sept. 8, 1867. In the above article the TELEGRAPH, owned in Sheboygan, cleared on Sept. 28 under the command of Capt. Roberts. The 1871 Merchant Vessel List of American Vessels lists a schr. TELEGRAPH of 81.77 tons, Home port, Sheboygan. U.S. No. 24232. Therefore considering the Detroit Free Press report, and whatever happened to the TELEGRAPH, she was recovered ?

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Telegraph (Schooner), lost, 29 Sep 1867