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Dawn (Schooner), sunk, 9 Jul 1855

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DAWN Schooner, cargo corn and lumber, sprung a leak and sunk under Long Point, lost canvas &c. Property loss $3,600
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

DAWN Schooner, Sunk at Long Point, L. E. July 9th. 1855, with a cargo of corn. Loss $3,000 on hull. $900 on cargo. Raised
      Detroit Free Press
      July 14, 1855

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      SCHOONER DAWN SUNK. -- The schooner DAWN while on her voyage from Toledo to this port, was struck by the squall of Monday morning off Madison Dock, and immediately broached to in the troughs of the sea. Her bulwarks were stove, deck beams wrenched off, and the vessel was so badly strained by the shifting of her cargo, that she bagan to fill rapidly. In this condition the captain bore down towards Long Point, and was taken in tow by the steamer GLOBE to within a short distance of the shore, when the water continuing to gain upon the pumps, she was abandoned and sunk in about four fathoms. The DAWN is owned in Monroe, and had on 3,000 bushels of corn consigned to Hitchcock & Co., of this city, and was insured here for $4,200.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, July 11, 1855

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      SCHOONER DAWN--This schooner, Captain Harlow, bound from Monroe for Buffalo with 20,000 feet black walnut lumber and 3,100 bushels of corn, sprung a leak and sunk, after being got under Long Point, in four fathoms of water. The accident was caused by blowing away canvas, broaching too and laboring hard, having a heavy deck load. The crew were saved and the captain came down yesterday and entered protest. The steamer GLOBE, laying there with a raft, undertook to tow her into shoaler water, but did not succeed and she went down.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 12, 1855

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      The schooner DAWN, which sunk off Long Point in the squall last week, was raised on Saturday and brought into port yesterday by the U. S. steamer MICHIGAN. The MICHIGAN left this port on Friday night, with the schooner FREE TRADER and went to the DAWN's assistance, and with the aid of the Buffalo Mutual's Steam Pump, she was raised, and will now be repaired at this port.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, July 16, 1855

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Cargo: $900
Freight: corn & lumber
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Dawn (Schooner), sunk, 9 Jul 1855