The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mazeppa (Schooner), U16419, aground, 24 Nov 1857

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MAZEPPA Schooner, cargo wheat, ashore on breakwater, Buffalo, lighted and got off. Property loss $13,400.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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 MAZEPPA, with a cargo of 17,000 bushels of wheat, in attempting to make our harbor, got on the Erie Basin breakwater. All attempts to pull her off proved unavailing and at dusk last evening her cargo was being thrown overboard. She will probably be got off.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 27, 1857

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

The schooner MAZEPPA has been got off the breakwater, and will go into dry dock for repairs.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 30, 1857

Schooner MEZAPPA. U. S. No. 16419 Of 290.00 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1866

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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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Mazeppa (Schooner), U16419, aground, 24 Nov 1857