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A. Baensch (Schooner), U564, aground, 13 Nov 1857

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BAENSCH, A. Schooner, ashore at Chicago, got off, cargo wood. Property loss $2,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

      SCHOONER A. BAENCO ASHORE. -- On Friday, evening last, the schooner A. BAENCO, while attempting to make this harbor, missed it, and went bows on the beach, north of the piers. She was loaded with lumber and shingles. On Saturday the propeller McQUEEN was at work on her, with every prospect of getting her off. She is owned by A. Baenco, of Manitowoc, and is supposed to be worth $9,000. -- Chicago Press, 16th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 19, 1857

NOTE: -- listed as a casualty under both names

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber, shingles
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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A. Baensch (Schooner), U564, aground, 13 Nov 1857