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J. E. Shaw (Schooner), aground, 19 Sep 1856


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Schooner J.E. SHAW, ashore in the Straits, gone to pieces.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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The effects of the late gale appear to have been quite disastrous. It is reported that between 20 and 30 vessels are ashore on Lake Michigan. The schooners J.E. SHAW, ATHENIAN and Brig COLUMBIA are ashore at Gros Cap. The schooner KENOSHA with a cargo of wheat, reported ashore at False Presque Isle, is said to be safe.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, September 23, 1856

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      FIRTHER EFFECTS OF THE GALE. - The schooner J.E. SHAW reported yesterday is said to be going to pieces and will prove a total loss.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, September 24, 1856



The steamer QUEEN reports the schooner J. E. SHAW ashore at St. Helena Island. She was loaded with 15,000 bushels of wheat for Oswego, from J.C. Wright & Co., of this city, and both vessel and cargo was fully insured.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, September 25, 1856



Schooner J.E. SHAW, owned by Lathan & Tozer of Oswego, bound Chicago to Oswego with wheat was wrecked off Gros Cap, near Mackinaw, will likely prove a total loss.
      Toronto Globe
      September 29, 1856

The effects of the late gale appear to have been quite disastrous. It is reported that between 20 and 30 vessels are ashore on Lake Michigan. The schooners J.E. SHAW, ATHENIAN and Brig COLUMBIA are ashore at Gros Cap. The schooner KENOSHA with a cargo of wheat, reported ashore at False Presque Isle, is said to be safe.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, September 23, 1856


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $13,000
Cargo: $17,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2535
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.87029 Longitude: -84.82783
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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J. E. Shaw (Schooner), aground, 19 Sep 1856