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Grapeshot (Schooner), gale damage, 2 Dec 1856

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Schooner GRAPESHOT, lost main boom, boat, canvas.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

      . . . . .

      The schooner GRAPESHOT, hence for Milwaukee, was obliged to run by, and made
Chicago, dismasted in the recent gale. She also lost her anchors, and sustained some
other damage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, December 5, 1856

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      The schooner GRAPESHOT, Capt. Caldwell, laden with merchandize from Buffalo
to Milwaukee, came in here, having lost off Milwaukee her foremast and sails, chains
and anchors, and floated thence to this port at the mercy of the waves, losing her deck
load of sugar, molasses and oils. The vessel is owned by Charles Ensign of Buffalo,
and is damaged to about $1,500 worth. - Chicago Press, Dec. 6th
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, December 8, 1856

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Cargo: $2,500
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Grapeshot (Schooner), gale damage, 2 Dec 1856