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John G. Deshler (Brig), sunk, 8 Apr 1858

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DESHLER, J.G. Brig, cargo of salt, struck pier at Cleveland when making the harbor, stove bottom and sunk inside. Property loss $5,500
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 15, 1859 (Casualty list for 1858)

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      BRIG DESHLER SUNK. - The Cleveland Herald, of Yesterday, says the brig DESHLER, from the Welland Canal, with three or four hundred barrels of salt, knocked a hole in her bottom with the old piles along the West pier, as she came in about midnight. The crew were not aware of her having struck until she began to settle. Bringing up on the West side of the river, near the Junction Railroad Depot, she filled in about two hours and went down. The Commercial Mutual Insurance Company's steam pump is today employed in raising her. The DESHLER was, and probably is yet, owned in Cleveland by Messrs. Harmon & Warner, and was froze up in the canal last winter. We did not learn that she was insured.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Friday, April 9, 1858

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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John G. Deshler (Brig), sunk, 8 Apr 1858