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John Sweeney (Bark), aground, 1 Apr 1863

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Bark JOHN SWEENEY, cargo wheat, ashore, jetted 1,000 bushels and got off
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      PELEE LIGHT. - It will be noticed that the Commissioner of Light Houses for Canada has given notice that a change has been made to the lights of Light Houses on Pelee Reef and Pelee Island. The Island light is now a bright red, and the Reef light is a white light. The bark SWEENEY on her passage from
Chicago to Buffalo, ran ashore on Point Pelee, the master not being posted as to this change, and several vessels that were following, would have followed, had their pilots not perceived in time the SWEENEY was aground. Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, May 4, 1863

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $700
Cargo: $900
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.781388 Longitude: -82.657777
William R. McNeil
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John Sweeney (Bark), aground, 1 Apr 1863