The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John G. Deshler (Brig), sunk, 1 Oct 1860

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Brig J.G. DESHLER, cargo wheat, struck on her anchor, stove her bottom and sank in shallow water in the Straits of Mackinaw. Property loss, hull $2,500.
Cargo $15,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861 (Casualty list for 1860)

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VESSEL ASHORE.- A telegraph from the west states that the brig J.G. DASHLER,
with a load of grain, bound down, is sunk in the Straits of Mackinaw - no particulars
given. She is insured in the Buffalo Mutual, and bound for this port.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, November 3, 1860

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THE BRIG J.G. DESHLER. - The Milwaukee Sentinel of Monday says: The brig
JOHN G. DESHLER, of Cleveland, which was sunk in the Straits by running on her
anchor, arrived here yesterday, having been raised by the tug LEVIATHAN, and
repaired at Mackinaw. The DESHLER was on her way from this port to Oswego,
loaded with wheat, when the accident happened. She brought back 4,000 bushels
of her cargo, in a damaged condition, the balance having been lost in pumping out
the water.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, November 14, 1860

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Cargo: $15,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Raised
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William R. McNeil
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John G. Deshler (Brig), sunk, 1 Oct 1860