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Falcon (Propeller), aground, 27 Sep 1853

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FALCON Propeller, beached at head of Lake Erie, jetted part cargo of flour and high wines. Got off. Property loss $5,243
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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The propeller FALCON, which arrived last evening, ran aground after leaving
Detroit River, on Tuesday evening, on her way down from Detroit. A heavy sea
was rolling at the time and the wind blew a gale. She got fast about midnight
and Captain Woodward, on seeing that there was no other way to save his vessel,
threw overboard some 600 bbls. flour and 90 casks high wines. His vessel got
off about 6 O'Clock yesterday morning and reached here during the night. The
FALCON had on board 10,000 bushels of wheat. The Captain entered protest here.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, September 30, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: flour & wines
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Falcon (Propeller), aground, 27 Sep 1853