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Sun (Propeller), U22281, aground, 1 May 1854

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SUN Propeller, ashore on Point Au Pelee Island (sic), jettisoned iron. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

The fine steamer GARDEN CITY arrived at this city yesterday from Detroit. She reports the propeller SUN of Buffalo, ashore on Point au Pelee, within a few yards of the wreck of the steamer AMERICA. She was unable to get the propeller off, but thinks that it will not be impossible to get her off.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Saturday, May 6, 1854

Steam screw SUN. U. S. No. 22281. Of 629 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1854. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. Foundered off Rondeau, Ont., July 12, 1874. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 - 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.781388 Longitude: -82.657777
William R. McNeil
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Sun (Propeller), U22281, aground, 1 May 1854