The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. R. Cobb (Brig), aground, 13 Oct 1856

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Brig A.R. COBB, cargo lumber, grounded on Chicago 'bar.' Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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A SEVERE BLOW. - A very heavy gale prevailed all day yesterday, and last night from the north north-west, which has resulted in several disasters to the shipping, and, in one case, in loss of life.
      The Brig ANSON R. COBB, loaded with lumber from Green Bay, in rounding the pier, got too far southward to make the mouth of the river, and struck the bar. Her anchors were thrown out abreast the Central Depot, but proved useless, and she commenced leaking badly. She drifted to same distance south of the pier, but this morning lies at the foot of Madison Street, bumping violently abainst the break- water, and is fast going to pieces. Her sails are torn into ribbons, and considerable of her rigging has given way. Her deck-load is strewn about the break-water in every direction, and unless she is speedily removed, she will go to pieces. The captain and crew seeing that it was impossible to bring her in, took to the boats and made the shore in safety. - Chicago Journal, 14.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 16, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,600
Cargo: $123
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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A. R. Cobb (Brig), aground, 13 Oct 1856