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T. Buttles (Schooner), sunk, 1 May 1854

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BUTTLES Schooner, sprung a leak and sunk on Bar Point, Lake Erie. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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It is rumored in the city Sunday evening that the schooner H.M. BUTTLES was lost. She left this port for Algonac, St. Clair River, on Friday afternoon, and when last seen was being tossed about rather roughly by the storm.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Tuesday, March 21, 1854

The schooner BUTTLES, loaded with coal, sunk at the mouth of the Detroit River last Friday.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Tuesday, May 16, 1854

      The schr. BUTTLES, Capt. Cartright, bound from this port to Algonac, Mich. sprang a leak on Friday evening, off Point au Pelee Island. She succeeded in getting to the mouth of the Detroit River, near Malden, where she sank in 15 feet water. Fortunately no one was drowned, the crew being rescued by the schooner ALMINA of Sandusky. The vessel was insured for $5,000. She had on board 341 tons of coal, part of which may be saved. ------ Cleveland Plain Dealer
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, May 17, 1854

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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T. Buttles (Schooner), sunk, 1 May 1854