The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William Sanderson (Schooner), aground, 24 Nov 1857

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SANDERSON, WILLIAM Schooner, cargo wheat,ashore near Hamburg, jettisoned about 7,000 bushels and got off. Property loss $6,100.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)
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SANDERSON Schooner, ashore near Buffalo with 17,000 bushels wheat.
      Chicago Daily Press
      Casualty List for 1857

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      The storm of Tuesday night proved disastrous to the shipping on Lake Erie. The wind blew a perfect gale, and the air was filled with snow. The following named vessels, bound for this port, were driven ashore: . . . . .
      The schooner WILLIAM SANDERSON, with a cargo of wheat, went ashore on the American side, about 15 miles from here. She is about 3 feet out, but not damaged. The captain thinks, if the weather proves favorable, she may be got off.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 27, 1857

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The schooner SANDERSON, which was ashore about 15 miles above Erie, has been got off. The captain threw overboard about 8,000 bushels of wheat. The balance was not damaged.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, November 28, 1857

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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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William Sanderson (Schooner), aground, 24 Nov 1857