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Sweetheart (Bark), U22397, aground, 24 Jul 1868

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BARK SWEETHEART ASHORE. - The bark SWEETHEART, Capt. Elsey, loaded with 1,150 tons of coal for Chicago, went ashore yesterday morning, at an early hour, about ten miles south of this city. The tug GEORGE W. WOOD, Capt. Crawford, went to her aid, but was obliged to return to port in consequence of a heavy sea which was running at the time.
      Chicago Tribune
      Saturday, July 25, 1868

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The SWEETHEART. - Up to a late hour Saturday, no attempt had been made to get off the SWEETHEART, ashore, south of this city - reason, rough weather.
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, July 27, 1868

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THE BARK SWEETHEART - This vessel is still in 'durance vile.' On Sunday morning the steam barge GEORGE DUNBAR was despatched to her assistance and in the afternoon of the same day the wrecking tug UNION, Captain Charles Roach, departed with a steam pump on board. Up to six o'clock last evening neither craft had put in an appearance. We understand that the SWEETHEART is uninsured
      Chicago Tribune
      Tuesday, July 28, 1868

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      IN PORT. - The bark SWEETHEART, which went ashore about ten miles south of this city on Friday, was got off yesterday by the aid of the steam barge GEORGE DUNBAR and the tug UNION, and brought into port. Her damages are comparatively light. She will go in dry dock as soon as her cargo of coal is discharged.
      Chicago Tribune
      Wednesday, July 29, 1868

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Schooner SWEETHEART. U. S. No. 22397. Of 538.97 gross tons; 512.02 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1867. Home port, St. Clair, Mich. 175.0 x 32.0 x 13.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Sweetheart (Bark), U22397, aground, 24 Jul 1868