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Utica (Bark), struck pier, 17 Nov 1854


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UTICA Bark, Total loss on Buffalo Breawwater. Property loss $19,000.
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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LOSS OF THE UTICA --- The barque UTICA, Capt. Borden, from Chicago with a cargo of 2,000 bbls beef, consigned to Buell & Moore of this city, made the end of the Light-house pier on Friday evening last, with all her canvass set. There was scarcely any wind and not sufficient to bring the vessel round into the Creek, and a heavy sea running at the time across the mouth of the harbor. The Captain seeing his situation, let go both anchors, but the bottom, being sandy, the vessel dragged them and went down near the breakwater, where she pounded and sunk. The vessel will prove a total loss. She was owned by D. Leavenworth, of Chicago, and is fully insured. Her cargo, we learn, is also insured. Some 70 or 80 tierces of beef on her deck, had been washed away, and about 25 bbls. had been recovered on Saturday afternoon and brought into port.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, November 20, 1854

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Hopes are entertained that the Barque UTICA, which sank at the mouth of the harbor, on Friday night last, may yet be raised and brought into port.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, November 21, 1854

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We learn that Capt. Davison, who has the contract to remove the cargo of the Barque UTICA, yesterday succeeded in recovering 500 bbls. of beef and brought it into port. Capt. Dorr's marine pumps are expected by the MAYFLOWER, today, from Detroit, and they will be immediately set up in the vessel, and she will be pumped out, and probably brought into port without sustaining any serious damage, should the present fine weather continue for a few day longer.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, November 22, 1854

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The cargo of the barque UTICA, excepting about 300 tcs. had been received up to Saturday night. The gale on Saturday should it increase in violence, will probably do serious damage to the UTICA if it does not break her up entirely. There was considerable sea all day and the pumps could not be worked.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, November 27, 1854

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BARQUE "UTICA" A TOTAL WRECK.---The heavy sea of Saturday and Sunday, has completely broken up the barque UTICA, and her timbers and spars are strewn all along the shore. There were still 300 tierces of beef in her hold when she went to pieces, 1,875 having been taken out and brought into port. The UTICA was insured for $6,000 in the Mutual of this city. Her cargo was also fully insured.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, November 28, 1854



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Reason: struck pier
Lives: nil
Freight: beef
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1854
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Local identifier:
McN.W.1907
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Utica (Bark), struck pier, 17 Nov 1854