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Sandusky (Propeller), struck pier, 22 Oct 1855

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SANDUSKY Propeller, damaged on pier at Black River L. E., towed to Cleveland and repaired. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

      ON THE PIER. -- T.N. Bond, of Cleveland, Agent of the American Transportation Company, received a despatch from Black River Monday morning, to the effect that the propeller SANDUSKY, in endeavoring to enter the harbor there, struck the East Pier, and was unable to get off. She was bound from Toledo to Buffalo with flour, and during Monday night the wind blowing a gale, she broke her rudder and sought Black River for a harbor. The propeller CHARTER, now on her way up, will be sent to her assistance. The extent of injury sustained is not known by Mr. Bond.
      Buffalo Daily republic
      Wednesday, October 24, 1855

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Reason: struck pier
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.47282 Longitude: -82.18404
William R. McNeil
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Sandusky (Propeller), struck pier, 22 Oct 1855