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Constitution (Schooner), waterlogged, 10 Nov 1854

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CONSTITUTION Schooner, waterlogged, loaded with R.R.ties, got into Oswego, Lake Ontario. Property loss $ 300
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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The schooner CONSTITUTION, laden with railroad ties, became waterlogged in the heavy gale of Friday night, when about five miles out from Oswego light, and lost her deck load, consisting of about 200 ties. The captain informs us that his vessel was about two feet under water, most of the time, and that he gave up all hopes of reaching port. Her cargo was not insured, and her deck load is a total loss.------Oswego Pal.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, November 14, 1854

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Reason: waterlogged
Lives: nil
Freight: railroad ties
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Constitution (Schooner), waterlogged, 10 Nov 1854