Flying Cloud (1852)
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"The Racine-built schooner Flying Cloud was capsized in a squall approximately 8 miles off Racine on either the night of 9/17/1853 or the morning of 9/18/1853. The crew safely reached shore in the schooner's small boat and a propeller was said to be on its way to take the wreck in tow. (MS 9/20/1853). However, as of 9/22/1853, the vessel had still not been recovered." --From the Wisconsin Historical Society Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Files
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The Flying Cloud was listed as total loss ($4500) by underwriters but may have been salvaged: FP 11/2/1853 lists: "Towed to Muskegon last month."
 
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