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Concord (Brig), U4390, lost locomotive &c., 7 Dec 1852

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CONCORD Brig, in a gale lost locomotive, and badly damaged herself, Lake Erie. Property loss $11,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Dec. 25, 1852 (casualty list)

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      THE BLOW -- MARINE DISASTERS. -- About half past nine o'clock last evening, a stiff breeze commenced blowing, which soon increased into a perfect gale. The storm was accompanied by a driving hail and sleet. No particular damage was done about the city, save the tearing down of signs, etc. Some four or five vessels cleared from this port during the day, for whose safety some considerable anxiety was felt. The brig CONCORD, Capt. C. Wilcox left here about noon yesterday, having on board a locomotive and considerable railroad iron. She met the storm off Long Point, and immediately put back and endeavored to make Gravelly Bay. Capt. Wilcox finding that he could not gain that harbor, headed his vessel for this port. When off Point Abino the vessel got onto the troughs of the sea and the locomotive lurched to the lee-ward side, then rolled to the other and went over board, carrying away the guards. Capt. Wilcox succeeded in making this harbor about four o'clock this morning with the brig. In making the dock, she came in collision with the little steamer SWALLOW which lay along side the wharf, breaking in the guards of the steamer, and tearing away the whole range of lee-guards. The vessel is destined to Toledo, and is owned by H. N. Gage, of Cleveland. The captain states that the storm was one of the heaviest of the season, and that there were from six to 8 feet of water on deck, most of the time. he also informs us that he saw six or seven lights of vessels to the south of him, some of whom he thinks must have gone ashore, as they are nowhere in sight this morning.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, December 8, 1952

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Two locomotives were swept from the deck of the Brig CONCORD, near Long Point Lake Erie.
      Toronto Globe
      Dec. 9, 1852

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Two Locomotives Found In The Lake ! -- Buffalo, March 2nd. -- Mr. Green, the far-famed diver, on Saturday last found two locomotives in the lake fourteen miles above Grand River. They were about one mile and a quarter from shore in 22 feet of water. They will be got up as soon as the ice disappears. They were lost two years ago last fall, off a vessel during a severe storm.
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Friday, March 3, 1854

NOTE : see also casualty for brig CLARION, Nov. 29, 1851

Brig CONCORD. U. S. No. 4390. Of 193.76 tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Concord (Brig), U4390, lost locomotive &c., 7 Dec 1852