The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. F. Warner (Schooner), U12768, gale damage, 6 Nov 1856

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MARINE DISASTERS - WRECKS AT THE MOUTH OF THE HARBOR - VESSELS ASHORE AT THE HEAD OF THE LAKE. - Marine disasters continue to thicken upon us. Yesterday the wind blew a gale from the south, making the water in river and harbor very low, and rolling a tremendous sea around the piers.
Vessels of heavy draft could not get in at either the north or south channel and were wrecked in the attempt or driven into a jam against the north pier. The scene at the mouth of the harbor was distressing. We give the situation of various vessels, as near as we could make them out.
      The following vessels were got out of the jam and brought up the river by the tugs, but they were all more or less damaged: Schooners TITAN, J.F. WARNER, St. PAULS, Wm. T. DAVY, KATE RICHMOND, and CARRINGTON.
As night closed in the wind kept up, and the prospects for the vessels exposed to the fury of the elements, were gloomy enought. - Chicago Dem. Press, Nov. 7. (part)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 10, 1856

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Schooner JOHN F. WARNER. U. S. No. 12768. Of 200.94 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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J. F. Warner (Schooner), U12768, gale damage, 6 Nov 1856