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Magic (Schooner), aground, 12 Apr 1858

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THE GALE AT NILWAUKEE. - The Milwaukee Sentinel of Yesterday says:
      There are five vessels ashore within sight of this city. They are all south of
the old harbor, except one, which is between the old and new harbors, high and
dry on the beach. Some of them are in a critical position, but it is thought they
will all be got off without serious damage, as they are lying upon a sandy beach,
too high to be affected much by the waves. Those ashore, as near as we can
ascertain, are the brig MECHANIC, schooner's C, HARRISON, MAGIC,
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 16, 1858

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      It appears that the MIlwaukee Sentinel was in error in reporting the brig MECHANIC ashore near the South Point. The MECHANIC has been laying up all winter in this port. The Sentinel reporter probably mistook the schooner MAGIC for the MECHANIC. The MAGIC is aground near the South Point, with her hull full of water.
      Buffalo Republic & Times
      Saturday, April 17, 1858

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The Chicago press of the 19th, says the only vessels known to be ashore on Lake Michigan from the effect of the late gale, are the schr. St. ANDREWs, with coal at the Manitous, bark SONORA, with grain at Louse Island, near the entrance to Green Bay, four lumber vessels at Milwaukee, viz: MAGIC, HARRISON, STELLA and PLANET, and the THREE SISTERS, and a small schooner at Calumet. The tug SALVOR has got off the HARRISON, and is now working on the others at MIlwaukee; from thence she will go to the SONORA. The McQUEEN has gone for the St. ANDREW and on her return will probably wait on the THREE SISTERS, with aid.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Tuesday, April 20, 1858

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    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Magic (Schooner), aground, 12 Apr 1858