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J. W. Ross (Schooner), aground, 18 Sep 1854

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ROSS, HARRIET Schooner, ashore at Long Point, lake Erie, lightered off. Property loss $3,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      VESSEL ASHORE.---We learn that the tug Wm. PECK which arrived yesterday afternoon from Grand River, reports the schooner HARRIET ROSS bound from Perrysburg to this port with a cargo of corn, wool, staves, &c, ashore on Point Abino. She has not sprung a leak and it was thought, she would be got off without sustaining any serious damage.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, September 20, 1854

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The vessel ashore at Long Point, was the J. W. ROSS, and not the HARRIET ROSS, as we stated yesterday. The tug Wm. PECK went to her assistance yesterday morning.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, September 21, 1854

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      ASHORE. - The schooner J. W. ROSS went ashore on Long Point, in the gale of Monday night. She will be "got off" in a day or two. Her cargo will probably not be much damaged. She was bound for this port, loaded with corn, upon which there was a full insurance.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, September 21, 1854

      The schooner NAVIGATOR, Clawson, Master, broached at Michigan Harbor, and is full of water. She is fully insured, The schooner F.C. WILLIAMS, Bone, was run into by the steamer WESTERN WORLD, at Buffalo, and sunk, She was loaded with coal. The HARRIET ROSS was ashore at Point Abino, but was sound. Schooner ISABELLA, owned by M.B. Scott, laden with 2,000 barrels of salt, went ashore, Tuesday, near Dunkirk; insured for $5,000. The new steamer ILLINOIS, reported wrecked, is safe.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Friday, September 22, 1854
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      THE SCHOONER J. W. ROSS -- The tug Wm. PECK succeeded in hauling off the schooner ROSS, where she was ashore on Long Point, on Friday evening, and towed her into this port on Saturday morning. About two-thirds of her cargo, which consisted principally of corn, was damaged. A portion of the corn and her deck load of staves had been previously thrown overboard in the endeavor to get her off. The tug, in hauling off the ROSS, broke all her hawsers, and was therefore unable to render the BUCKINGHAM any assistance.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, September 25, 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn, wool, &c.
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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J. W. Ross (Schooner), aground, 18 Sep 1854