M. Courtwright (1856)
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November 1871. "Waterlogged.-The schooner M. Courtright, owned by Chicago parties, became waterlogged near Racine during the height of the gale Thursday (11/09/1871), and was abandoned. The Andrew Johnson will render assistance." :The schooner M. Courtright, recently waterlogged near Racine, has drifted upon the beach near Kenosha, a complete wreck."
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"Kenosha, Wis., Nov.20, 1915.-Interesting history of one of the old tragedies of Lake Michigan was recalled here on Friday when workmen excavating for the new intake of the Kenosha Water Company found the wreck of a schooner. An investigation brought out the fact that the timbers were a part of the old schooner E.M. Courtright, which foundered in a gale off the Racine reef on Nov. 25, 1870. The boat went on the beach just north of the Kenosha harbor on the following morning, and the captain and members of the crew were rescued by a volunteer band of lifesavers. The hulk of the boat had been left on the beach and the shifting sands of the lake had buried it years ago. The old hulk is being taken from the sand and it will be chopped into kindling wood."
 
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