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Dreadnaught (Schooner), aground ?, 4 Dec 1893

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Sailors Rescued From The DREADNAUGHT by the SYRACUSE Bound For Buffalo.
      Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 5. - Four days and nights without food or sleep, clinging to a wreck, exposed to seas and snow storms until almost frozen to death; such was the experience of the crew of the little schooner DREADNAUGHT, who were last night at the Emergency Hospital here, bound up in cotton batten. The DREADNAUGHT's crew, which composed of Capt. Andrew Olson of Washington Island and one sailor, Harry Peterson, whose home is in Chicago, were rescued by the steamer SYRACUSE, which left Chicago yesterday morning for Buffalo. When 30 miles southeast of Racine, the lookout of the SYRACUSE discovered the little vessel drifting about in a helpless condition. It was a mass of ice from bow to stern.
      The crew of the SYRACUSE at first thought it deserted, but drawing nearer saw two men on deck covered with ice from head to foot. Ropes were thrown them as the SYRACUSE came alongside and they were hauled aboard. They were nearly dead and the ice had to be chopped from their clothing before it could be removed. They were provided with dry clothing and given stimulants until they had somewhat revived.
      Off this port they were transferred to a tug, which brought them ashore. They were too overcome to walk and an ambulance brought them to the Emergency Hospital. They were there given medical attention and their frost buites were dressed. Although swollen all over and frost-bitten in many places, the doctor think they will soon recover.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, December 5, 1893 p.1, c.7

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      Schooner DREADNAUGHT Stranded Sturgeon Bay December 3, 1893. Valued at $1,000. Of 100 tons gross capacity. Owned by Capt. Olsen.
      Total Losses During 1893
      Marine Review
      December 14, 1893

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Reason: aground ?
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Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.85416 Longitude: -87.39454
William R. McNeil
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Dreadnaught (Schooner), aground ?, 4 Dec 1893