The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Grapeshot (Schooner), capsized, 24 Oct 1861

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A SAD CATASTROPHE. -- We learn from persons aboard the propeller ACME, now in port, that on the 25th instant, as that vessel was about twenty-five miles out of Milwaukee she encountered the wreck of a small fishing vessel, to which two men were clinging for dear life. It proved to be the wreck of a little Milwaukee craft called the GRAPE SHOT. The day before, it capsized in the high wind which prevailed, and the owner and master, Peter Colberg, together with four other men on board were precipitated into the lake. They managed to clamber on to the wreck, but before the ACME providentially hove in sight, three of the five had dropped off through exhaustion and were drowned. The master and the remaining man were taken on board the propeller, and though nearly dead from fatigue and exposure were finally resuscitated, and were doing well at last accounts.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, November 1, 1861

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 3
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Grapeshot (Schooner), capsized, 24 Oct 1861