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Northampton (Brig), aground, 27 Sep 1853

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NORTHAMPTON Brig, part cargo wheat, beached at Michigan City. Got off. Property loss $4,000
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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LOSS OF THE BRIG NORTHAMPTON AND SCHOONER PURITAN. - We learn from a telegraph despatch received last evening, (says the Express) of the loss of the above vessels. They were lying at the dock at Michigan City afternoon. The PURITAN discharging a cargo of railroad iron, and the NORTHAMPTON taking in a cargo of wheat when a severe gale came on and drove both vessels ashore, carrying away a great portion of the dock, on which there was a large quantity of railroad iron. The NORTHAMPTON had in about 7,000 bushels of wheat, and it is hoped she may be got off. The PURITAN is a total loss. Vessels and cargoes insured.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, September 29, 1853

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The Chicago Democratic Press says the schr PURITAN and brig NORTHAMPTON, recently ashore at Michigan City, were both in the river on Saturday morning, and have gone into dry dock for repairs, the PURITAN at the dry dock of Messrs. Jordon & Olcott, and NORTHAMPTON at the floating dock of Doolittle & Miller.
The NORTHAMPTON is supposed to require nothing more than re-caulking. The PURITAN will be thoroughly overhauled. Her upper works are very much broken to pieces, but the full extent of her injuries will not appear until she is in dock. We understand that the getting off these two vessels is greatly attributable to the energy and perseverance of Capt. Palmer, agent for the underwriters, who has superintended the undertaking.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, October 12, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat &c.
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Northampton (Brig), aground, 27 Sep 1853