Great West (1854)
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The bark Great West No. 1, also known as the Great West, was en route from Buffalo to Chicago with 800 tons of coal when it struck the reef off Racine, Wisconsin, on the night of October 9, 1866. She was run ashore at Kenosha, near the seminary about 6 am the next morning. Much of the vessel, masts, sails and rigging was salvaged before the vessel went to pieces. By November 22, 1866, more than 100 tons of coal had come ashore.
 
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