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James Wood (Propeller), aground?, 12 Sep 1852

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WOOD, JAMES Propeller, wrecked with a cargo of flour and wheat, at Ashtabula. Property loss $19,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Dec. 25, 1852 (casualty list)

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MARINE DISASTER. -- The propeller JAMES WOOD with 850 barrels of flour for different consignees here, and 8500 bushels wheat to O. and J. E. Follet, in her hold, on her way down yesterday sprung a leak and in trying to make Ashtabula harbor went ashore below the east pier. Her flour was swept overboard, and her main deck is four feet under water. We understand her cargo was insured in Detroit, and the vessel for $9,000 in the Milwaukee Mutual. The Captain has left her and is on his way down.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, September 13, 1852

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Reason: aground?
Lives: nil
Freight: flour & wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.86505 Longitude: -80.78981
William R. McNeil
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James Wood (Propeller), aground?, 12 Sep 1852