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Julia Dean (Brig), aground, 18 Oct 1855

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DEAN, JULIA Brig, cargo grain, ashore on Skilagalee, L. M. Total loss, (18,500 bushels wheat. $32,000 cargo, Vessel $18,000. Property loss $50,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

MARINE DISASTERS. -- The Chicago Tribune of Tuesday, brings us the following particulars of the late gale:
      We yesterday reported the brig JULIA DEAN ashore at Skilllagalle. She is owned by B.S. Shepard of this city, and is worth some $20,000 -- insured we understand, in the Ocean and Atlas Companies, besides $17,000 insurance on her cargo in the Chicago Mutual.
The brig JULIA DEAN, reported ashore yesterday at Skilligalee Islands, in Mackinac Straits, left Chicago early last week and went on the rocks on Thursday. She was laden with wheat, owned by B.S. Shepard, of Chicago, and together with her cargo is insured. The tug RESCUE, says the Detroit Tribune, has gone to her relief. The DEAN was built in the spring of 1854, by Peck & Masters, of this city. -- Cleveland Herald, 24.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 25, 1855

      The brig JULIA DEAN went entirely to pieces on Skilagalee reef. She was owned by Mr. Shepard, of Chicago. Vessel total loss. Cargo insured for $32,000, and vessel for $10,000.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, November 3, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $18,000
Cargo: $32,000
Freight: grain
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.6764 Longitude: -85.17312
William R. McNeil
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Julia Dean (Brig), aground, 18 Oct 1855