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Churchill (Schooner), U126629, sunk, 14 Oct 1898

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The steamer MAJESTIC, towing the schooner CHURCHILL, had a serious time in the gale Friday afternoon off Waukeegan, The steamer came near foundering, one of her hatches being washed off and she began to fill. The CHURCHILL went down, carrying Capt. Kane and an unknown sailor to their deaths. Both vessels were carrying iron ore. The remaining members of the CHIRCHILL crew were saved by the MAJESTIC and taken to Chicago. The last boat was owned by J.J. Ward of Chicago.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

CHURCHILL Built May 10, 1890 Schooner - Wood
U. S. N0. 126629 1010 gt - 959 nt 202.4 x 38.3' x 16.3'
Foundered off Waukegon, Ill., Lake Michigan, on October 14, 1898; 2 lives lost
      Toledo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

Schooner CHURCHILL. U. S. No. 126629. Of 1010 gross tons; 959 tons net. Built Toledo, Ohio 1890. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 202.4 x 38.3 x 16.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 2
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.36363 Longitude: -87.84479
William R. McNeil
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Churchill (Schooner), U126629, sunk, 14 Oct 1898