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John Grant (Schooner), aground, 23 May 1853

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GRANT, JOHN Schooner, wrecked at New Buffalo, Lake Michigan. Cargo lumber, Property loss $800.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

JOHN GRANT Arrived at Port Dearborn July 2, 1834- The schooner JOHN GRANT was built in Carthage in 1831. Hosea Rogers in this interview with a reporter said "In May or June I sailed for Buffalo in the JOHN GRANT. I had a passenger from Carthage, a Mr. Bunnel and his family and their household goods. He went to Detroit.
"In Buffalo I secured a cargo of salt, flour, goods and provision and in company with the schooner TOM HART ladened (sic) with Indian goods. (The THOMAS HART was also built at Carthage), I cleared for Chicago. The two
vessels were in sight of each other all the way up the lake and we reached our destination on July 2."
      Post Express, Detroit
      March 12, 1898

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 41.79393 Longitude: -86.74392
William R. McNeil
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John Grant (Schooner), aground, 23 May 1853