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Seneca (Brig), aground, 18 Sep 1856

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Brig SENECA, ashore at Kalamazoo, timber. Total loss
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The tug CUSHING which went to the assistance of the FOSS, returned yesterday afternoon, and reports her off and all right. She also reports the brig SENECA at the leeward of the piers at St. Joseph, split open and will prove a total wreck. Vessel insured. She was owned by Price and Fisher of Chicago.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, September 25, 1856

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      The brig SENECA lost on Lake Michigan in the late gale, was insured in the North Western Insurance Company.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, September 25, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $3,200
Freight: timber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.67669 Longitude: -86.21532
William R. McNeil
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Seneca (Brig), aground, 18 Sep 1856