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William Buckley (Schooner), sunk, 25 Nov 1854

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BUCKLEY, WILLIAM Scow Schooner, struck going out of Cleveland and sunk in deep water outside. Property loss $2,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      We learn from Cleveland that the schooner WILLIAM BUCKLEY bound from that port with a cargo of coal for Gravelly Bay, in leaving port on Saturday morning last, struck a spile near the East pier and sunk in deep water about half a mile from the pier.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, November 27, 1854

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MARINE ACCIDENT. -- VESSEL SUNK. -- About ten o'clock on Saturday morning, as the topsail schooner WILLIAM BUCKLEY, loaded with coal for Gravelly Bay, was making sail at the mouth of the river, and while trying to avoid a collision with the steamer MAY QUEEN, which was then coming into the river, she fell to leeward and thumped upon the Easr pier, knocking a hole in her bottom. Against the advice of the bystanders, the vessel continued on her course, after getting off, and in conse1uence sunk, in fifteen minutes, about 200 yards north-east of Stockley's Pier. The master and crew were saved by boats from the shore. The vessel belongs to Conneaut, and will be raised. Her cargo was intended for Chamberlain & Crawford's line of propellers.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Monday, November 27, 1854

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Reason: sunk
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Freight: coal
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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William Buckley (Schooner), sunk, 25 Nov 1854