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Mechanic (Brig), U16399, split sails &c., 1 Aug 1854

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MECHANIC Brig, split sails, disabled, returned to Buffalo for repairs. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      During the storm last Tuesday evening, several vessels bound out, and only a few miles distant, were somewhat disabled, but no serious damage was sustained, so far as we are informed. The brigs MECHANIC and STANDART came into port yesterday, having rode out the storm during the night, outside the "light." The MECHANIC had her "fore-top-sail and jibs" carried away, and the STANDART lost her big anchor and chains, besides being struck by lightning. Her mast was considerably injured. She rode out the gale with her small anchor, and was towed in by the tug HAMILTON MORTON yesterday morning.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, August 3, 1854

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Reason: split sails &c.
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Mechanic (Brig), U16399, split sails &c., 1 Aug 1854