The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lena Belun (Schooner), aground, 3 Jun 1891

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Chicago, June 4. -- In heavy squalls and fog last night schooners LENA BELUN and C. L. FICK went ashore in trying to make Chicago. The BELUN is at Wanetka and the FICK at Evanston. The crews of both boats were taken off in safety. The BELUN is in bad shape, and may prove a total loss. Both were lumber laden. The FICK is owned by Fred Harris, who sails her, and the BELUN is owned by Fred Belun.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, June 4, 1891

Chicago, June 6. -- The schooner A. BOODY was released from Peshhtigo Reef, Green Bay, last night. The cargo of brownstone will be taken out of the sunken schooner FAYETTE BROWN in Lake Erie, but the boat is believed to be a total loss. Her cargo is worth $16,000 and is insured. It is believed the sschooners LENA BELEM and C. L. FICK, ashore north of Chicago, will break up in today's big seas.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, June 6, 1891
NOTE:-- Cannot find any vessel with the name of" Lena Belun," A Lena Beam appears in the 1891 Merchant Vessel List for 1891, from Grand Haven ?

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.36363 Longitude: -87.84479
William R. McNeil
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Lena Belun (Schooner), aground, 3 Jun 1891