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G. Knapp (Schooner), U10337, capsized, 2 Aug 1856

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VESSEL CAPSIZED - GALLANT RESCUE. - The schooner G. KNAPP, of Racine, bound to this port with a load of lumber, and having a crew of eight men on board, was struck by a heavy squall about 3 A.M. Saturday, between Manitowoc and Sheboygan and instantly capsized. The crew succeeded in getting safely upon the bottom of the capsized vessel and there remained until 8 A.M., when the brig ALGOMAH, Capt. Moore laid his vessel alongside of the wreck, picked up the crew of the KNAPP, made them comfortable, and then went to work and righted the KNAPP, pumped her out, and took her in tow. When this side of Port Washington, the crew of the KNAPP got sail on her again, and the tow being cast off, went on their way rejoicing to Racine. Capt. Moore was busy nearly all day Saturday in the good work, and came into port Sunday, happy in the consciousness of having rescued eight brother sailors from a watery grave. - Milwaukee Sentinel, 5th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, August 9, 1856

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Schooner GILBERT KNAPP. U. S. No. 10337. Of 186.09 gross tons; 176.79 tons net. Built Racine, Wis., 1854. Home port, Kenosha, Wis. 119.0 x 26.0 x 8.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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G. Knapp (Schooner), U10337, capsized, 2 Aug 1856