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Europa (Schooner), aground, 24 Nov 1857

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EUROPA Schooner, ashore near Smoke Creek, cargo wheat. Vessel total loss, cargo partly saved. Property loss $24,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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EUROPA Schooner, ashore near Buffalo with 17,000 bushelsa wheat. Total loss. Property loss $30,700.
      Chicago Daily Press
      1857 Casualty List

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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 EUROPA, with a cargo of 17,000 bushels of wheat, is ashore 8 miles above the light house, near the mouth of Smoke's Creek. She is out about 4 feet, is nearly full of water, and will probably be a total loss.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 27, 1857

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The MAZEPPA is still on the breakwater. A tug and lighters were sent to the EUROPA yesterday.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, November 28, 1857

Capt. Dorr is still at work getting out the cargo of the schooner EUROPA. Some 7,000 bushels of dry wheat have been saved from her.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 30, 1857

      The schooner EUROPA has been stripped and abandoned. The bark D. MORRIS has also been abandoned.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, December 7, 1857

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Europa (Schooner), aground, 24 Nov 1857