The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hope (Schooner), aground, 19 Nov 1853

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HOPE Schooner, beached on Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie, cargo R.R. iron. Got off. Property loss $4,500
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

ASHORE. - The schooner HOPE, Captain Traverse, with a cargo of railroad iron and bound for Chicago, went ashore on Wednesday night last on Bass Island. She has been stripped and her rigging was brought to port by the propeller INDIANA.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 21, 1853

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We learn from Col. Edwards, of Put-in-Bay Island, says the Sandusky Register that the brig HOPE, lately stranded on Midle Bass Island and stripped of her rigging and abandoned, has been got off and floated into Put-in-Bay, where is is
now awaiting her rigging in order to proceed to Buffalo. She was easily floated off after relieved of about one half of her cargo of railroad iron, and, being but slightly injured, was soon pumped dry, and will proceed to Buffalo without repairs. It is somewhat singular that the craft should have been abandoned when so slightly disabled; and the officers of the vessel will probably be asked to give an account.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, December 2, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: R.R.iron
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Hope (Schooner), aground, 19 Nov 1853