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H. E. Mussey (Schooner), aground, 24 Jun 1855

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MUSSEY, H.E. Schooner, ashore near Devil's Nose, L. O. Cargo R. R. iron. Jettisoned 260 bars and got off. Cargo loss $3,000 Hull loss $500
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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The schooner H.E. MUSSEY, owned by C. Dickinson, of this city, bound from Kingston for this port, with a cargo of railroad iron, for A.N. Gray, went ashore in a fog on the 24th. ult., at the "Devil's Nose," south shore of lake Ontario, but was got off, and arrived here this morning. She was obliged to throw overboard 260 bars of iron; they can, however, be readily recovered, as they lie in shallow water. The needle was so varied by the attractive power of the iron as to mislead the Captain, who supposed, just before the vessel struck, that he was near the north shore. The schooner was somewhat strained, and will have to go into dry dock for repairs. ----- Cleveland Herald
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, July 4, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Cargo: $3,000
Freight: R.R.iron
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.36867 Longitude: -77.9764
William R. McNeil
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H. E. Mussey (Schooner), aground, 24 Jun 1855