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Belle (Schooner), capsized, 29 Apr 1897

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It is Feared That a Schooner Has Gone Down With All on Board.
Port Washington, Wis., April 30. - In the height of a gale on Lake Michigan last night a capsized schooner was sighted several miles out in the lake off this port. Some of the crew could be seen to make signals of distress.
The sea was running so high that tugs were unable to venture out and it is feared that the vessel has gone down with all on board.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, April 30, 1897

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It is thought that the schooner BELLE of Racine is lost with all on hoard. She left her port of hail for Empire two weeks ago and has not been heard of since. She was owned by Wllliam Pugh and commanded by Capt. Hans Christiansen, with a crew of four or five from Racine. It is thought the BELLE may be the capaized vessel reported off Port Washington.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, May 1, 1897

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Reason: capsized
Lives: 5
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.38722 Longitude: -87.87564
William R. McNeil
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Belle (Schooner), capsized, 29 Apr 1897