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Sandusky (Brig), leak, 1 Oct 1854

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SANDUSKY Brig, sprang a leak and put into Manitou Island, Lake Michigan. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      Capt. Hackett of the schooner NAUTILUS, wrecked at the entrance to the
South channel, of our port, reports that on Monday while off Big Point Sauble,
saw a large black brig, apparently light, running back for the Manitous. This is
supposed to be the brig SANDUSKY, Capt. Smith, bound to this port from Green
Bay. She had previously put in at the Manitous with four feet of water in her
hold, and had taken off her deck load and shipped it to this port by the
schooner MARK H. SIBLEY, which arrived here on Monday. The SANDUSKY
then took on board a steam pump, and started for this port, but was obliged to
return to the Islands in consequence of one of the pipes getting out of order. She
was probably in distress when seen by the NAUTILUS, running back the third time.
The wind was blowing furiously, with a light rain falling, and it was almost impossible
to look to windward.------Chicago Tribune
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, October 7, 1854

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Sandusky (Brig), leak, 1 Oct 1854