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Moselle (Schooner), U16311, lost part cargo, 1 Dec 1856

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Schooner MOSELLE, cargo wheat and flour, shifted cargo and jettisoned part, to right her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The schooner MOSELLE, from Milwaukee to this port with flour and wheat, had a very hard time on Lake Erie. On Monday she lost her boat. Yesterday she encountered a tremendous gale , which shifted her cargo and almost buried her beneath the seas. The Captain was compelled to throw overboard about 400 bushels wheat in order to right her, when she made her way into port looking about as hard as one could imagine. She was covered with ice half way up her masts, sails split and frozen stiff, and otherwise disabled.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 4, 1856

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Schooner MOSELLE. U. S. No. 16311. Of 245.31 tons gross; 233.05 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1855. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 127.4 x 25.7 x 10.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: lost part cargo
Lives: nil
Cargo: $100
Freight: wheat & flour
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Moselle (Schooner), U16311, lost part cargo, 1 Dec 1856