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Augustus Ford (Schooner), U1084, leak, 1 Oct 1855

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FORD, AUGUSTUS Schooner, struck a rock in the Detroit River and sprung a leak. Cargo merchandise. Unloaded and repaired at Detroit. Property loss, Vessel $500. Cargo $500
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

      The schr. AUGUSTUS FORD, says the Detroit Free Press of the 26th, when coming up the river day before yesterday, struck a snag or reef and sprung a leak. She came into port and entered a protest, and is now unloading.
      Erie Weekly Gazette
      November 1, 1855 2-2

Schooner AUGUSTUS FORD. U. S. No. 1084. Of 183.99 tons gross; 174.79 tons net. Built Dexter, N.Y., 1853. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 107.0 x 24.6 x 9.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Cargo: $500
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Augustus Ford (Schooner), U1084, leak, 1 Oct 1855