The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Potomac (Bark), aground, 19 Sep 1863

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Bark POTOMAC, cargo lumber, aground on Horse Shoe reef. Got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      ON HORSE-SHOE REEF. - The bark POTOMAC, lumber laden, ran on the reef at the entrance of Niagara river, when coming into port Saturday night. The tug RELIEF was out nearly all day Sunday trying to haul her off, but without success. A high wind and a heavy sea will probably have the effect to destroy the bottom of the vessel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, September 21, 1863

      . . . . .

      The bark POTOMAC that ran on the reef in Buffalo Bay will probably be a total loss.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, September 22, 1863

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      The bark POTOMAC is in Walch & Mills' dry dock being thoroughly repaired.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, December 14, 1863

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Messrs. M. and W. have also just finished repairing the bark POTOMAC, which was wrecked on Horseshoe reef last summer.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      December 15, 1863

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Cargo: $5,500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.881111 Longitude: -78.915833
William R. McNeil
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Potomac (Bark), aground, 19 Sep 1863