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E. C. Williams (Schooner), aground, 4 Dec 1854

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WILLIAMS, E.C. Schooner, while aground at the mouth of Buffalo Harbor, was run into and badly damaged by Schooner LUDDINGTON Property loss $500.
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

      . . . . .

A large fore-and-after, supposed to be a Milwaukee vessel, while coming in last
night, in the snow storm, ran foul of the WILLIAM, ripping her from stem to
stern; the fore-and-after either became entangled in the WILLIAM'S rigging, or
also went on the pier, as both vessels lay there at dark. The marine inspector
were preparing to go to their assistance, last evening.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, December 5, 1854

      . . . . .

The schooner which are reported on the Lighthouse pier yesterday morning were the
E.C. WILLIAMS, and the LEWIS LUDDINGTON, both loaded with wheat. The were
got off about 4 o'clock yesterday morning, and came into port. The E.C. WILLIAMS
had all her bulwarks one one side, and her cabin stove in, and had about eight inches
solid ice on her decks.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, December 6, 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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E. C. Williams (Schooner), aground, 4 Dec 1854