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Auguste Belmont (Schooner), leak, 1 Nov 1856

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Schooner AUGUSTE BELMONT, cargo wheat, sprang a leak in gale on Lake Michigan, ran to Manistee.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      SCHOONER BELMONT ASHORE. - The H.N. GATES, which arrived in Port Saturday,says the Chicago Journal of the 17th, reports the schooner AUGUSTA BELMONT ashore ten miles north-east of North Manistee. She sprung a leak at
her stern post, and made water so rapidly that the crew ran her ashore to save themselves. After the vessel struck they clung nearly two hours in the rigging before getting ashore. The BELMONT was about ten years old and owned by Wm. Sill, of Buffalo. She had a cargo of wheat, shipped by Messrs. Adams of Chicago, and insured in the Buffalo Mutual at 85c per bushel.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, November 19, 1856

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Cargo: $10,000
Freight: wheat
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Auguste Belmont (Schooner), leak, 1 Nov 1856