The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lucy A. Blossom (Brig), U14570, struck pier, 1 Dec 1854

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BLOSSOM. L.A. Brig, driven against Buffalo breakwater, pulled off and saved by Brothers Simms of the Prop. WILLIAM PECK, cargo corn.
Property loss $2,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      BRIG L.A. BLOSSOM.---The brig BLOSSOM, Capt. Wilcox, was towed out of
Gravelly Bay on Saturday, by the propeller EDITH, and came down about 6 o'clock
on Saturday evening. She struck the bar at the entrance to the Creek, and went
down near the breakwater. Her crew came ashore the same evening. There was no
tug that could render her any assistance in port at the time, and she was left till
yesterday morning, when the tug WILLIAM PECK went out to her, but there was
a heavy sea and he made but slow headway in getting her off. Capt. Gager got his
tug out and went to assist the PECK and about noon the brig was got into the
channel and taken to Tonawanda to reload. She had a cargo of 10,500 bushels of
corn. The brig had unshipped her rudder and was unmanageable, and was therefore
thought better to take her down the river. She had not sprung a leak.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, December 11, 1854

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Reason: struck pier
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Lucy A. Blossom (Brig), U14570, struck pier, 1 Dec 1854