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Pathfinder (Bark), sunk, 1 Nov 1855

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PATH FINDER Barque, cargo R. R. iron, sunk on 'bar' at Chicago. Total loss. Property loss, Vessel, $10,000. Cargo, $15,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

      Chicago, Nov. 5. -- A heavy gale has prevailed for the past two days. The bark PATHFINDER, from Oswego, sunk off the break-water and is going to pieces. Her cargo cconsists of 1400 bars of railroad iron for the Burlington and Missouri railroad. Insured in New York. The PATHFINDER was a new vessel and valued at $18,000. She was insured in the Buffalo Mutual and in the Star of Ogdensburgh.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, November 6, 1855

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Cargo: $15,000
Freight: R.R.iron
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Pathfinder (Bark), sunk, 1 Nov 1855