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Zenobia (Schooner), aground, 6 Oct 1858

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Schooner ZENOBIA, cargo of corn, ashore at Point Betsey, Lake Michigan, vessel and cargo a total loss. Property loss $24,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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ASHORE. -- we learn by private telegraph that the schooner ZENOBIA, bound from Chicago for this port, with a cargo of 17,000 bu corn, consigned to H. M. Kinne & Co., is ashore at Point Betsy, Lake Michigan, and that the cargo and vessel will be a total loss. Cargo insured for $10,000. Vessel only partly insured. She was owned by E. K. Bruce, of this city. --- Express.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, October 18, 1858

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      LOSS OF THE SCHOONER ZENOBIA. - On Saturday afternoon the captain and crew of the schooner ZENOBIA arrived in this city, reporting the vessel a total loss. On the evening of the 6th, inst., she was driven on Point Betsey, where she soon became a wreck. The captain and crew had to cling to the wreck for three days before they could venture to make for the shore. The ZENOBIA left this port about the 3d. inst., with a cargo of 16,000 bushels of corn, owned by Col. B.S. Shepard. The vessel was owned by E.K. Bruce, of Buffalo. The cargo was fully insured in the Buffalo Mutual; but we learn that there was only $6,000 insurance on the vessel. She was valued at $15,000. - Chicago Times.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, October 31, 1858

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $15,000
Freight: corn
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.69111 Longitude: -86.25537
William R. McNeil
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Zenobia (Schooner), aground, 6 Oct 1858