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Ketchum (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1856

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Schooner KETCHUM, cargo iron and nails &c., was run ashore at New Buffalo, in severe gale.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The brig BOSTON, with a load of lumber from Grand River, went ashore at
Calumet Tuesday night. The schooner KETCHUM was driven ashore the same night,
ten miles north of New Buffalo. - Chicago Dem. Press, Nov. 7.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 10, 1856

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      The schooner KETCHUM has been got into Chicago where she is now unloading.
About $1,000 will cover all damages, and put her in complete repair.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, November 26, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,300
Cargo: $3,000
Freight: iron & nails
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 41.79393 Longitude: -86.74392
William R. McNeil
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Ketchum (Schooner), aground, 4 Nov 1856