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Wunx (Sloop), unable to make port ?, 30 Dec 1851


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Racine, Dec. 30. -- The sloop WUNX, bound to this port, has been lying off in the lake, several miles for three days, unable to make harbor. Much anxiety is felt on her account, and the schooner UNION has been chartered by the Common Council, manned by volunteers, and gone to her assistance. The crew of the WUNX consists of Captain Eastman and four sailors. The Captains of all the vessels in port are among the volunteers.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, January 1, 1852

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      A VESSEL IN PERIL, OFF RACINE. - A despatch from Racine, to the Commercial, dated on Saturday, states that the sloop WUNX, from Chicago, bound to Racine, had been lying off in the lake for three days, unable to make the harbor. The schooner UNION had been chartered by the Common Council, to go to her assistance. The captains of all the vessels in port were among the volunteers. They took provisions for several weeks. The crew of the "WUNX" consisted of Captain Eastman and four sailors. The sloop had been to Chicago with a load of wood. - Daily Wisconsin.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, Jamuary 5, 1852

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Reason: unable to make port ?
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
Date of Original:
1851
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16456
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Wunx (Sloop), unable to make port ?, 30 Dec 1851