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H. L. Lansing (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1856

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Schooner H.L. LANSING, cargo merchandise, ashore near New Buffalo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The schooner H.L. LANSING, Lake Navigation Company, is ashore at New Buffalo. The goods will be brought here by railroad as soon as possible. The vessel will probably be got off without much expense after taking out the cargo
- Chicago Dem. Press, Nov. 7.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 10, 1856

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      Steam tug SALVOR, in the charge of Capt. Warren, left here Monday morning for New Buffalo, in aid of the schooner LANSING. A steam pump was got in the schooner; but on account of the weather, no other assistance could be rendered, and the tug left there in the blow yesterday morning, and made this port safely about 10 A.M. The LANSING had one hundred tons of coal, fifty tons of white lead, besides sugar and other merchandise for this city, which was got off her at New Buffalo. - Chicago Tribune, 3rd.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, December 5, 1856

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      The Chicago Press, of the 9th, says the LANSING, the SEBASTOPOL, and the vessel from New York, ashore on the east side of the lake have all been abandoned.
On the 2nd. inst, the schooner HELIGOLAND was torn from her mooring at Racine, and driven across to the west shore of the lake, where she is now aground.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 11, 1856

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SCHOONER LANSING OFF. -- On Saturday evening the wrecking propeller SALVOR, Capt. Harding, arrived in port with the schooner LANSING in tow, which she had taken off the shore at New Buffalo, whither she was driven last fall in a heavy gale. Three steam pumps were kept working in her all the way across the lake. The propeller GEORGE NOTTER, from Milwaukee, had been at New Buffalo several days, assisting in raising and pumping her out. The LANSING was sold as she lay ashore, to Messrs. Harrison & Co., of Milwaukee, for $500, by the Lake Navigation Company, to whom she belonged. The hull, we believe, is sound, and it will not cost over $1,500 to make her seaworthy. She is in the North Branch, being pumped out, and after which she will be put in dry dock and repaired. - - - Chicago Press, 4th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      August 5, 1857

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Cargo: 18,000
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 41.79393 Longitude: -86.74392
William R. McNeil
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H. L. Lansing (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1856