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Waukegan, IL (Off shore) Steamer SEA BIRD Burning, Apr 1868

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Captain Yates of the schooner Cordelia, states that when off Waukegan he saw the burning steamer. It was distant from him four or five miles, he bore down on her and succeeded in rescuing two passengers, one of whom was in the water, the other on the steamer. He thinks it was not possible that any others were saved.
We learn from the survivors that after the steamer took fire the helm was lashed, head aport, causing her to whirl round and round as long as the engines worked. The Cordelia did not leave the wreck until it had burned to the water's edge.
The following list gives the latest informatioin regarding the lost.

Officers and Crew:
JOHN MORRIS, commander, of Milwaukee. He has a family consisting of a wife and one child.
RICHARD HOCKLIN, first officer.
THOMAS HANAHAN, first engineer, of Milwaukee. He was married, and has two children.
JAMES A. HODGES, clerk, of Manitowoc. A married man, with four children.
LEANDER PACKARD, of Sheboygan, second officer.
JOHN MORRISON, steward.
MICHAEL MORRISEY, seaman.
MICHAEL MALONE, seaman.
JOHN GLENNAN, seaman.
JOHN O'ROURKE, seaman.
JAMES O'ROURKE, seaman.
JOE BURNS, cook.
BILLY _______, assistant cook.
HARRY SAMPSON, cabin boy.
JOHN BRENNAN, cabin boy.
ULYSSES HUGHES, bar-tender.

Passengers:
GEORGE B. DAVIDSON, deputy collector of Milwaukee.
EDWIN NEIGHBAUER, clerk for H. C. Payne & Co., Milwaukee.
GEORGE NIEMAN, of James Bonnell's dry goods house, Milwaukee.
PETER SULLIVAN, Milwaukee.
THOMAS CARPENTER, Milwaukee.
J. H. LEONARD, Manitowoc.
F. LESTER, wife, two children and a young man, of Sheboygan County, going to Odell, Illinois.
EDWARD PROVENSKY, Sheboygan.
ROBERT K. SCOTT, of Scott & Co., Milwaukee.
MR. PIEPER and wife, bound to Iowa.
Two traveling agents, names unknown.
J. E. GOSS, Milwaukee.
L. LINCOLN, Milwaukee.
H. M. COMSTOCK, Utica, N.Y.
G. W. EMERY, Manitowoc.
S. E. WATKINS, old clerk of the steamer Sea Bird, and appointed clerk of the steamer Manitowoc.
JOHN O'BRIEN, Detroit.
MICHAEL GALLAGHER, Xenia, Ohio.
O. PIERCY, near Detroit.
Captain MUZZY.
HENRY UHLRICH, Sheboygan.
E. E. SHARPE, Sheboygan.
THEODORE STEIN, Sheboygan.
C. H. ABBOTT, Milwaukee.
MR. WOOD, Chicago.
FRANK CARLYSLE, Chicago.
Two MISSES. CARROLL.
ANNIE FISHER.
Three crippled soldiers named WARNER, GALLAGHER and McCARTHY, each of them having lost a leg, and one of tham an arm in the service.

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