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Telegraph (Schooner), aground, 28 Sep 1853

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TELEGRAPH Schooner, wrecked at Stoney Creek, cargo lumber. Property loss $5,200
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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ASHORE. - The schooner TELEGRAPH is reported ashore with a cargo of lumber below White Lake.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, September 30, 1853

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The Dem. Press learns that the schooner TELEGRAPH, which went ashore at White Lake some time since, has gone to pieces. Her rigging, sails, anchors, &c., are saved. She was owned by Messrs. Ferry & Son, of this city.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, October 11, 1853

MARINE ITEMS. --The Grand River Eagle, says "We learn that the schooner TELEGRAPH, belonging to Ferry & Son, of Grand Haven, which was driven ashore during a severe gale of last week, has gone to pieces, and the effort for her recovery has been abandoned.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 18, 1853

Steam paddle CHARLES CARROLL.* Of 69 tons. Built at Sackets Harbor, N.Y., in 1831. First home port, SacketTs Harbor, N.Y. Disposition: - Abandoned 1837.
      * Footnote: -- Renamed AMERICA, 7/13/1837
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle-Holdcamper LIST, 1790 to 1868
The Steamboat CHARLES CARROLL of Sackets. - This beautiful vessel was Launched from the ways into her native element, on Monday last: The Launch was a fine one - the novelty of Launching a vessel, with a Steam Engine in complete operation, was witnessed by a very numerous concourse of people from all parts of the County - and produced the most cheering bursts of applause. The building of this boat reflects great credit on the master builder and proprietor Mr. Calvin Case. In the progress and completion of this boat, we have been highly gratified with the rapid and splendid progression of the work. it was began and nearly completed in the space of 11 weeks. This Steamer is intended to run as a daily Packet from this Port to Kingston, U.C. - Sackets Harbor Gazette.
      Oswego Palladium
      Tuesday, May 11, 1831.

      Stean screw CHARLES CARROLL.* Of 361 tons gross. Built Sacketts harbor, N.Y., 1834. Rebuilt Sacketts Harbor 1838 and renamed AMERICA. Changed to sail vessel and burned 1852 at head of Lake Erie
      * Renamed AMERICA - U. S. - 1838
      TELEGRAPH - U. S. - [Sail]
      Herman Runge List
NOTE;-- The above TELEGRAPH appears to have become a total loss in 1853, but another vessel built at Grand Haven in 1854 and owned by Ferry & Son was named TELEGRAPH. Was this a rebuild ????

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.55945 Longitude: -86.50869
William R. McNeil
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Telegraph (Schooner), aground, 28 Sep 1853