Nancy Dell (Schooner), U130147, squall damage, 27 May 1896
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STRUCK BY A SQUALL.
The Schooner A. W. LUCKEY Loses All of Her Lower Canvas.
A squall of unusual violence passed over lake Michigan off Port Washington last night. It came from about north northwest, swooped down upon the schooner A. W. LUCKEY, bound to Menominee from this port in light trim, and carried away all of her lower canvas except the jibtopsail and flying jib. Members of the crew state that the sails were all lowered when the approach of the squall was observed, but before anything could be done towards securing them the wind literally tore them into fragments. The LUCKEY ran back here and lies at the Angus Smith elevator. Her main deck presented a peculiar appearance this forenoon, being littered with torn canvas throughout its entire length.
Another vessel caught in the squall was the scow NANCY DELL, with wood for this port. Her mainsail was carried away and the mainboom broken. Other vessels still may have suffered damage, but they remain to be heard from.
Thursday, May 28, 1896
Schooner NANCY DELL. U. S. No. 130147. Of 106.54 tons gross; 101.22 tons net. Built Port Sheldon, Mich, 1879. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 105.0 x 22.7 x 6.6
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
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Wisconsin, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes