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Virago (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1854

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VIRAGO Scow Shooner, beached at Sandusky, total loss. Property loss, $2,000. Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      The scow VIRAGO, loaded with coal, for Detroit, still lies off Peninsula Pt.
where she sunk, Thursday. It was reported, yesterday, that a man was on board
and something flying from her mast was seen from this side. Ready for a
generous aid, several of our boatsmen, undaunted by the terrific gale, pulled
away to the scow; and coming within sight of the wreck discovered the supposed
signal to be a piece of sail flapping from the mast. As the scow lies in sand
she will probably weather out the storm.
      Sandusky Commercial Register
      April 15, 1854 3-1

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      The scow VIRAGO which beached on the east end of the Peninsula Point, last
Monday night (4/10) is a complete wreck. She stood the shock of the late storm
for some time, but finally gave way, and now her remains strew the Peninsula
beach. She was loaded with coal, but was, we understand, fully insured.
      Sandusky Commercial Register
      April 18, 1854 3-1

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
William R. McNeil
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Virago (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1854