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Caspian (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1856

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Schooner CASPIAN, coal from Cleveland, stolen by crew Oct. 28th. at Fairport, ashore near Erie. Total.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The schooner CASPIAN, which went ashore near the upper pier of the Erie Peninsular, Oct. 28th, is still there, pretty firmly embeddied in the quicksand. She was laden with coal for Buffalo, and is owned by Bacon & Reddington of this city, and J. Sawer & Company of Toledo. She is the one, it will be remembered, that
her sailors ran away with from Fairport, during the absence of her master. - Cleveland Herald, Saturday.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, December 2, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,600
Cargo: $215
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Caspian (Schooner), aground, 28 Oct 1856