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Rising Star (Schooner), U21474, sunk, 22 Oct 1899


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The old schooner RISING STAR, which has been dismantled, and is now being used as a transfer barge, filled with water and sank peaceably to the bottom of the North Branch of the Chicago River at Carpenter Street about 6 o'clock on Sunday morning. The barge was loaded with chemicals used in tanning.
      Port huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 23, 1899


The old schooner RISING STAR, which sunk at her dock on the North Branch of the Chicago River Sunday, was towed out into Lake Michigan Tuesday and sunk. She was built in 1865.
      Port huron Daily Times
      Thursday, November 2, 1899
     


Schooner RISING STAR. U. S. No. 21474. Of 294.05 tons gross; 279.35 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1865. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 135.9 x 26.1 x 11.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1896
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: chemicals
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1899
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24448
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Rising Star (Schooner), U21474, sunk, 22 Oct 1899