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Iron City (Propeller), aground, 18 Oct 1856

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Propeller IRON CITY, ashore at Point Au Pelee, jettisoned part cargo, &c., and tugged off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      ASHORE. - The propeller IRON CITY, with merchandise from this port to Chicago, got ashore at Point au Pelee on Saturday. At last advices, she had thrown overboard much of her cargo, but had not succeeded in getting off. A tug and lighter have been sent to her assistance.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, October 21, 1856

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      GOT OFF. - The propeller IRON CITY, lately ashore near Point au Pelee, has been got off, and was towed into this port yesterday by the tug JOHN OWEN. -- Detroit Free Press, 22.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 23, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $10,000
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Iron City (Propeller), aground, 18 Oct 1856