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John G. Deshler (Brig), aground, 4 Nov 1856


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Brig J.G. DESHLER, cargo wheat, ashore near Oswego. Got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The brig J.G. DESHLER is reported ashore at Oswego, with a cargo of wheat.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 4, 1856

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Oswego. -- The brig J.G. Deshler, with a cargo of wheat from Chicago for S.J. Holley of this city, lost all of her top masts last night, and early this morning went ashore at Nine Mile Creek. A line was made fast to a spar, which floated ashore and was tied to a tree by some farmers, and by the means of which the crew of eight men and one woman got ashore. The small boat belonging to the vessel was lost sometime during the night. The vessel lies easy, on a gravelly bottom, but she is strained, and her cargo or a part of it is wet. The Deshler was owned by Warner & Harmon, of Cleveland, and both vessel and cargo were insured, mostly if not all in the Buffalo Mutual. It is probable that the vessel will be a total loss.
      Oswego Daily Times
      Wednesday, November 5, 1856

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The tug R. REED with two lighters were sent up this afternoon to the J.G. DESHLER, her cargo will be taken out, though in a damaged condition. It is thought the vessel will be saved.
      Oswego Daily Times
      Thursday, November 6, 1856

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Oswego, Nov. 10. - The men who were in so perilous a situation on Saturday, on board the schooner J.G. DESHLER, have all been rescued. - Oswego, Nov. 10.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, November 11, 1856

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      SAFE. - The farmers who went on board the J.G. DESHLER, says the Oswego Times, of the 10th, and who were in a perilous situation at the time our paper of Saturday went to press, were all got ashore safely, with the exception of a good ducking. They were rescued by means of a cable stretched from the vessel to the shore, and on which they went hand over hand, till they reached the land.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, November 12, 1856

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      The brig J.G. DESHLER, ashore near Oswego, has been gotten off and taken
into that port.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 13, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $20,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2758
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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John G. Deshler (Brig), aground, 4 Nov 1856