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Fanny B. Gardner (Brig), U9198, sunk, 14 Dec 1855

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GARDNER, F.B. Brig, cargo lumber, on 'bar' at Chicago, scuttled, got repaired inside. Property loss $400 Vessel. Cargo $400.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

SUNK AT THE MOUTH OF THE HARBOR. --- We learn from the Press of the 15th, that the brig F.B. GARDNER in attempting to make the harbor during the storm on Friday, missed the piers and went into the angle formed by the south pier and the protection to the railroad basin, where she began to pound badly. She was scuttled and sunk, and when the sea subsides it is hoped she may be pumped out and brought into the river without material damage. She belongs to F. B. Gardner, of Chicago, and had on a cargo of lumber for her owner.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, December 18, 1855

BRIG F. B. GARDNER. -- We learn from the Chicago Press of the 20th, that this vessel, which was aground at the mouth of the pier, cut her way through the ice into her mooring on the South Branch on Wednesday. It was pretty hard work, as the ice in some places was several inches thick. She is not much damaged.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, December 22, 1855

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $400
Cargo: $400
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Raised
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Fanny B. Gardner (Brig), U9198, sunk, 14 Dec 1855