The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Missouri (Schooner), aground, 14 Oct 1854

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MISSOURI Schooner, sprang a leak and ran ashore near Van Buren. Property loss $ 4,000.
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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LOSS OF THE SCHOONER MISSOURI.---The Schooner MISSOURI left Erie on Saturday morning last, and encountered a gale immediately after leaving port. When off Barcelona the gale struck her, carrying overboard her fore and mainmast. Having thus become unmanagable, she was driven on a bar near the entrance to Barcelona Harbor, and went ashore. The waves washed over her and she finally broke in two.
She was bound to this port, with a load of coal, part of which will be saved. The crew and other hands were busy yesterday in removing all they could from the vessel, and taking it ashore. Part of her rigging and a portion of her cargo will be saved. The vessel is a total loss. She was owned by Capt. Bone, and was we learn, insured.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, October 17, 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: included
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.34034 Longitude: -79.59588
William R. McNeil
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Missouri (Schooner), aground, 14 Oct 1854