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Danube (Bark), aground, 2 Jul 1855

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DANUBE Barque, got ashore on Peach Island, got off leaking badly. Unloaded and docked at Detroit. Cargo $2,000 Hull $500
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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THE BARQUE DANUBE.---This vessel on coming down the lake St. Clair got too close to Peach Island and struck on a boulder. She got off, apparently without much difficulty or having sustained damages, but when she got down as far as Malden, it was discovered that she had three feet of water in her hold. The captain had her immediately towed up to the dock of Messrs. Newrich & Co., at O. Newberry's warehouse, where she is now unloading her cargo of oats. She had on board 20,000 bushels and about 60 tons of pig lead. It is thought that about one fourth of the oats are wet. It is suposed that when she got aground, a boulder had pierced her bottom and stuck fast until she got down the river some ways when it dropped out, and caused the sudden leakage. The DANUBE cleared from Chicago. ----- Detroit Dem. & Inq.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, July 6, 1855

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The barque DANUBE, which ran aground on Peach Island last week and damaged part of her cargo of oats, has been repaired, and yesterday was reloading with the undamaged portion of her cargo, and also the undamaged portion of the cargo of the GREAT WEST. -- Detroit Free Press, 13th.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, July 14, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Cargo: $2,000
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.345 Longitude: -82.927777
William R. McNeil
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Danube (Bark), aground, 2 Jul 1855