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Rio Grande (Brig), aground, 24 Nov 1863

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Brig RIO GRANDE, cargo wheat and flour, ashore at Port Colborne, Lake Erie.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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We learn from dispatch to Capt. E.P. Dorr, dated Port Colborne, that the brig RIO GRANDE went ashore last night beyond the east pier. She was bound to Ogdensburg, and was loaded with wheat and flour. She is not leaking. Preparations are being made to light her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 25, 1863 3-4

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By telegraph to the Board of Lake Underwriters we learn that the brig RIO GRANDE, bound for Oswego, laden with wheat and flour, went ashore at Port Colborne, beyond the East River, during the gale of Tuesday night.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, November 26, 1863

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      THE BRIG RIO GRANDE. - This brig is now in Bidwell & Mason's dry dock, having her botton re-planked and a new keel added.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, December 14, 1863

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,500
Cargo: $8,000
Freight: wheat & flour
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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Rio Grande (Brig), aground, 24 Nov 1863