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Mark H. Sibley (Schooner), aground, 10 Jun 1855

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SIBLEY, MARK H. Schooner, cargo wheat, ashore near Grand River C. W. Lighted and pulled off by U. S. Steamer MICHIGAN. Cargo $4,000 Hull $1,000
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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SCHOONER MARK H. SIBLEY ASHORE.-- We were shown a letter yesterday
morning from Captain Averill, of the schooner M.H. SIBLEY, which states that that
vessel went ashore on Sunday morning, in a heavy fog about two miles below Grand
River, Canada. She is on a reef where there is but eight feet of water. She was bound
from Chicago to Oswego with a cargo of wheat. Assistance was sent her yesterday
by the Buffalo Mutual Insurance Company, and the U. S. Steamer will also go to her
assistance today.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, June 11, 1855

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SCHOONER MARK H. SIBLEY - The U. S. Steamer MICHIGAN, Capt. Nicholas,
has rendered important service to our lake marine during the last few days. On
Tuesday morning a gentleman interested in the MARK H. SIBLEY called on Capt.
Nicholas and asked that officer if he would go to the assistance of the SIBLEY
ashore near Grand River, Canada. The answer given, was "I will be ready in one
hour" At a quarter past twelve o'clock, noon, he passed the ligthouse--blowing
hard, down the lake, and in four hours was at anchor close to the schooner. The
wind was blowing fresh from shore, and a heavy sea was on, Captain Nicholas run
his hawser out and made fast to the SIBLEY, and at 7 o'clock, P.M. she was afloat
and on her way to this port, where she arrived at 11 o'clock.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, June 14, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Cargo: $4,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.855277 Longitude: -79.577777
William R. McNeil
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Mark H. Sibley (Schooner), aground, 10 Jun 1855