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Sandusky (Brig), sunk, 1 Sep 1856

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Brig SANDUSKY, cargo wheat, sunk with all hands in a gale in the Straits. Seven lives lost. Property loss $18,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      SUNK. - The schooner L.M. MASON reports passing about five miles above old Mackinaw, a brig sunk, with the crew clinging to the rigging. It was blowing a gale at the time and she was now discovered in time to render any assistance. She is supposed to be the brig SANDUSKY from Chicago to this port.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, September 24, 1856

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THE SUNKEN VESSEL. -- Marine circles are again thrown into doubt in regard to the identity of the vessel sunk in the Straits, at one time believed to be the brig SANDUSKY. It is now reported that those who have visited the spot where the top-masts are visible, are confident that it is the ROBERT EMMETT. Meanwhile nothing is heard from the SANDUSKY, which may be also lost. -- Chicago Press, 3rd.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      October 4, 1856

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 7
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $14,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Sandusky (Brig), sunk, 1 Sep 1856