The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Die Vernon (Schooner), U6544, overboard, 27 Apr 1863

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We learn that Mr. Michael Mitchell, mate of the schr. DIE VERNON, was drowned a few days since, during that vessel' trip to Chicago. The schooner got fast in the ice in the Straits of Mackinaw, and while Mr. Mitchell and some of the sailors were endeavoring to cut her loose, the ice gave way, plunging them into the water. All were rescued, with the exception of the mate, who went down before assistance could be rendered him.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 27, 1863 3-2

Schooner DIE VERNON. Official U. S. No. 6544. Of 280.77 tons gross. Home port, Chicago, Ill. [Listed as lost in 1875]
      Mewrchant Vessel List, U. S., 1875

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Die Vernon (Schooner), U6544, overboard, 27 Apr 1863