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Clifton (Propeller), aground, 1 Apr 1854

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CLIFTON Propeller, ashore at Point Aux Barques, Lake Huron. Property loss $2,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      The Captain of the prop. CLIFTON which is sunk at Pt. aux Barques, has been in town for a day or two. He has hopes that she can be raised. A vessel will go up today, we understand, for the purpose of raising her, if it is possible.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 21, 1854

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The little propeller CLIFTON will be got off the rocks where she is ashore without much trouble. In backing out from the dock at Bird River, she got on a sunken rock, and before the captain could get his anchors out, and make the attempt to haul her off, the gale from the eastward struck her, and the heavy seas rolling in from the lake, pounded her until a hole was made, when she filled. -- Det. Adv.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, April 22, 1854

The propeller BRUCE left yesterday for Point aux barques for the purpose of rendering assistance to the propeller CLIFTON, sunk at that place. -- Detroit Advertiser, 22nd.

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THE "CLIFTON" ---The propeller CLIFTON, which went ashore some weeks ago at Point aux Barques, was finally got off by the propeller BRUCE on Monday, arrived at this city on Wednesday evening, in tow of that vessel. Today, she is to be taken up on the ways at McDermott's ship-yard. It is thought she will be in running order again in the course of two or three weeks.----Detroit Free Press
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, May 15, 1854

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The Detroit Advertiser of the 12th has the following: " The propeller BRUCE came down yesterday with the propeller CLIFTON in tow, which had been sunk at Point aux Barques about a month since. She was raised by steam pumps at a great expense. She comes into the dry dock for repair at once."
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Wednesday, May 17, 1854

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The propeller CLIFTON has been completely repaired. She went up the river with a heavy load this morning. -- Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, June 7, 1854

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Clifton (Propeller), aground, 1 Apr 1854