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William R. Arbuckle (Schooner), U26167, storm damage, 1 Oct 1868

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The schooner Wm. ARBUCKLE, of Racine, lay at the Wolf River pier during the storm, and was severely injured. Her starboard quarter got caught under the pier, and was so badly wrenched that it has dropped fully one foot. Several holes were stove through the outside planking, and several frames and every stanchion on the starboard side broken, her stern timbers are also started from the transom. She arrived here yesterday in a leaky condition. Her damages are upward of $1,000.
      Chicago Tribune
      Saturday, October 10, 1868
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SUNK :- The schooner ARBUCKLE sprung a leak in Sister Bay, a point on the west shore of this lake, several days since and was beached to prevent her from foundering. A steam pump has been sent to her from Milwaukee.
      Chicago Tribune
      Saturday, November 28, 1868
Schooner W.M. ARBUCKLE. U. S. No. 26167. Of 125.81 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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William R. Arbuckle (Schooner), U26167, storm damage, 1 Oct 1868