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  • Schooner
  • 120ffw
  • 140ft Length
  • Port Dover
  • N 42 25.516 W 080 12.056 

On November 29th, 1854 the Charles Napier collided with the Trade Wind in a blinding snowstorm during its trip to Chicago. The Tradewind was carrying 200 tons of railroad iron and 1000 cast iron stoves. The crew was lucky to be alive and walked in on their own funeral. Part of the cargo was 2 government lifeboats and the crew climbed into these to escape the sinking ship and took a couple of days to drift to shore.

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