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Helen Kent (Schooner), U11184, waterlogged, 20 Oct 1859

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About half past eight yesterday morning, the schooner HELEN KENT, of Chicago, was seen of the North Point with a flag of distress out, sunk to the water's edge, and every sea making a clean sweep over her deck, and thoroughly drenching her half famished crew. The propeller MENDOTA took her in tow; but before reaching the harbor the rope parted, the propeller was obliged to leave her in the bay. The tug TIFT, however, went out to the assistance of the unfortunate vessel in the teeth of the wind and waves, and brought her safely into port. - Milwaukee News.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 24, 1859

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Schooner HELEN KENT. U. S. No. 11184. Of 111.35 tons. Home port, Vhicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: waterlogged
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Helen Kent (Schooner), U11184, waterlogged, 20 Oct 1859