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Middlesex (Schooner), U16437, aground, 4 Nov 1856

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Schooner MIDDLESEX, ashore at Grand River, C.W. Lighted and pulled off, cargo salt.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      EFFECTS OF THE GALE. - A despatch from Dunville, yesterday, says the brig HELFENSTEIN, schooners H.E. MUSSEY, NORTH STAR, and another, whose name is unknown, are ashore outside of Grand River. The schooners HUNTRESS, MERRIMAC, LOUISA, VELOCITY, AYRE, and brig OCEAN, are ashore in the river. The VELOSITY has lost her bowsprit, etc.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 6, 1856

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We learn from Capt. Dobbins that the tug RELIEF pulled the schooner MIDDLESEX off shore at Grand River, C. W., yesterday. She will immediately reload and proceed on her voyage. No apparent injury.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 13, 1856

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Schooner MIDDLESEX. U. S. No. 16437. Of 266.39tons. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,460
Cargo: $200
Freight: salt
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.855277 Longitude: -79.577777
William R. McNeil
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Middlesex (Schooner), U16437, aground, 4 Nov 1856