Whirlwind (1848)
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Repaired 1865. Last Document Surrendered Chicago 9/21/1876: "Total Loss"
Final Voyage


"The schooner Whirlwind, owned and sailed by Capt. Henry Wilson, of Chicago, became waterlogged during the gale Saturday night, and drifted ashore at Racine, opposite the ravine south of ex-senator Doolittle's residence, early Sunday morning, having previously been abandoned by the crew. She was loaded with hard-wood and pine lumber from Portage Pier, and will prove a total loss. The crew reached shore safely in the yawl..."
 
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