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J. M. Jones (Schooner), capsized, 19 Sep 1859

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SCHOONER CAPSIZED. - From Capt. Larsen, of the schooner G.M. JONES, owned at Milwaukee, we learn that that vessel was capsized during the severe gale of Monday and Tuesday last. The JONES left Kewanee on Monday, loaded with wood in the hold and bark on deck. When about ten miles off Port Washington, the gale overtook her. The captain took three reefs in his mainsail and jib and stood eastward on the larboard tack. At ten o'clock at night a large breaker struck the vessel and she went over on her beam ends; but the deck load being swept off, she again righted with her cabin full of water. - Chicago Times.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, September 24, 1859

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: wood
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.38722 Longitude: -87.87564
William R. McNeil
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J. M. Jones (Schooner), capsized, 19 Sep 1859