The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cumberland (Brig), damaged at pier, 19 Oct 1859

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THE GALE OF WEDNESDAY NIGHT. - The wind shifted to the north sometime during Wednesday night and blew with great violence until morning. On Wednesday afternoon the brig CUMBERLAND and several other vessels came into the Strait Cut for shelter during the late storm. The wind was then blowing from the west, and there was but little sea on this side of the lake. Before the wind changed all the vessels that were moored in the Strait Cut, with the exception of the CUMBERLAND, had the good sense to come into the river. The CUMBERLAND remained near the end of the South Pier. At about 11 o'clock she was run into by the schooner CURLEW, and her her stern badly stove in. She filled with water immediately, and soon pounded to pieces against the pier. The CUMBERLAND was a old vessel, and with her cargo, will prove a total loss. She had a large load of lumber from Oconto for Chicago, and was owned by J.L. Adams, of that city. - Milwaukee News.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 24, 1859

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The brig CUMBERLAND, wrecked at Milwaukee, will prove a total loss. She was an old vessel.
      Byffalo Daily Republic
      October 24, 1859

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Reason: damaged at pier
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Cumberland (Brig), damaged at pier, 19 Oct 1859