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America (Bark), aground, 1 Dec 1854

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AMERICA Barque, ashore Lake Ontario, estimated damage $1,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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The following items are from the Oswego Journal :-The barque AMERICA, which left this port for the St.lawrence, at the commencement of the storm last week, is ashore at Nicholson's Island, near Presque Isle, on the Canada side. She was light and will probably be got off.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, December 15, 1854

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      The Oswego Journal, says the report that the barque AMERICA was ashore at Nicholson's Island, turns out to be incorrect. She is ashore 12 miles below Genesee, in the town of Webster. Her crew landed safely, and also landed a number of horses, which were on board. Aid has been sent to the vessel, which went ashore light in the sand, and it is believed that she will be got off without material damage.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday December 16, 1854

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OFF SHORE.---The large bark AMERICA, which went ashore in Webster last fall in a
gale, was taken off yesterday by a steam tug, and brought into the mouth of Genesee
River. The AMERICA was light when she was beached, and has sustained but slight
damage. We suppose she will remain in the river until spring.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, January 31, 1855

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The barque AMERICA, which went ashore near Genesee River last fall, and lay there
till January, is now on Baker's Dry Dock, Oswego, undergoing repairs. She has shown
herself to be a staunch, well built vessel, having escaped with comparatively little injury.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, May 4, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2584 Longitude: -77.60222
William R. McNeil
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America (Bark), aground, 1 Dec 1854