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Black Hawk (Brig), aground, 1 May 1855

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Brig BLACK HAWK, cargo R. R. iron, ashore on South Manitou Island, jetted 200 bars iron and got off. Property loss $3,000
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      January 11, 1856

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      VESSEL ASHORE. --- The brig BLACK HAWK, bound up, with a load of coal and railroad iron for Chicago, is reported ashore at the Manitous.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, May 21, 1855

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The schooner BLACK HAWK, which went ashore a few days since on Manitou Island has been towed into Chicago, by the propeller DUNKIRK. The damage to her hull is not wholly ascertained. She was obliged to throw overboard 200 bars iron.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, May 26, 1855

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Reason: aground
Freight: R.R.iron & coal
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Black Hawk (Brig), aground, 1 May 1855