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Crescent (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1855

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CRESCENT Schooner (C), cargo wheat, supposed lost, 2,500 bushels. Property loss $7,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

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      The schooner CRESCENT, with 2,500 bushels of wheat from Oakville, bound to Oswego, is reported lost. No particulars.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 9, 1855

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THE CRESCENT. -- Capt. Harry Faith, of this vessel, arrived at Chicago yesterday on the propeller SUN, says the Tribune of the 28th, and reports her lost on the North Fox Island. She was bound to Chicago with a valuable cargo of molassas, white lead, &c., and on the 21st, while at anchor, dragged and struck but once tillshe broke in two. The crew were three days on the island, under canvas, and nearly frozen trying to save the cargo, a portion of which was got off. She was owned by Meadowcroft, of Chicago, and is reported insured for $7,500.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 30, 1855

      We learn that the schooner CRESCENT, which went ashore at Beaver Island, last fall, is a total wreck. She went to pieces on the 10th. of December. She was loaded with merchandise and bound for Chicago. About $6,000 worth of her cargo had been saved in a damaged condition. - Milwaukee American, 7.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 10, 1856

NOTE:-- A schooner CRESCENT, of Chicago, of 297.48 tons would be the Beaver Island, (or Fox Island) schooner, the lake Ontario CRESCENT, if it existed, would be a small vessel ???

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Reason: aground
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.66472 Longitude: -85.55731
William R. McNeil
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Crescent (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1855