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Ben Flint (Schooner), U2243, aground, 17 Oct 1863

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Schooner BEN FLINT, cargo wheat, ashore near Point Abino, jetted about 500 bushels and got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      THE SCHOONER BEN FLINT ASHORE. - The schooner BEN FLINT, laden with wheat from Toledo for Buffalo, ran ashore in a fog, Saturday, above Point Abino. The Mutual Insurance Company's tug RELIEF went to her assistance, and after jettisoning about 500 bushels of wheat hauled her off and brought her into port without any serious damage to the vessel or cargo.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 19, 1863

Schooner BENJAMIN FLINT. U. S. NO. 2243. Of 219.63 tons. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $350
Cargo: $350
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
William R. McNeil
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Ben Flint (Schooner), U2243, aground, 17 Oct 1863