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Peerless (Bark), aground, 23 Aug 1857

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Barque PEERLESS, cargo staves, waterlogged on Lake Erie and was abandoned by the crew, and drifted ashore at Dunkirk. Total loss. Property loss $10,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      We learn this morning, that the barque PEERLESS went on the breakwater at Dunkirk last night. There was no crew on her. We have no farther particulars.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 24, 1857 2-6

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      We learn that the barque PEERLESS which went on the breakwater at Dunkirk, was insured in the Continental, of
Philadelphia, and North Western of Oswego, for $6,000. She will probably be a total loss, having waterlogged above Long Pt. on Saturday before she went ashore. The crew abandoned her, and landed safely on the Canada shore.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 25, 1857 2-6

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: staves
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Peerless (Bark), aground, 23 Aug 1857