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American Republic (Bark), aground, 17 Apr 1858


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Barque AMERICAN REPUBLIC, cargo coal, ashore at Milwaukee, got off. Property
loss $1,600.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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The bark AMERICAN REPUBLIC, we learn, went ashore at Milwaukee last Friday evening. She was from Erie, and had no cargo.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Wednesday, April 21, 1858

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      The Milwaukee Sentinel, of April 20th, speaking in reference to the barque AMERICAN REPUBLIC running ashore on the beach, last Saturday night, by the captain mistaking an illuminated shanty on the beach, where a Saturday night shindy was going on, for the light on the Straight Cut, and before the error was discovered the vessel was high upon the beach. The REPUBLIC was light, and has been scuttled to prevent her from straining. :" It would have been almost impossible for one acquainted with our harbor, to have such a mistake, as did Capt. Davis; but it is, however, a gross neglect, not to have a proper beacon at the entrance of the new harbor before this time. The new light, which can be seen at a distance of 10 and a half miles from the deck of a vessel, is to be exhibited for the first time on the 5th. of May, and every night thereafter during the season of navigation. It ought to have been up a month ago.
      Buffalo Republic & Times
      Thursday, April 22, 1858

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      The Daily (Milwaukee) Wisconsin, of Wednesday, says the AMERICAN REPUBLIC
has been contracted to be got off the beach. She is not much injured. She belongs to Capt. Davis.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Friday, April 23, 1858

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THE BARQUE AMERICAN REPUBLIC ASHORE. - The barque AMERICAN REPUBLIC, Capt. Davis, bound from Erie, Pa., to this port, ran ashore on the beach
on Saturday night, near the foot of Chicago Street. The night was not a stormy one,
but there was something of a fog on the lake, and the captain mistook an illuminated
shanty on the beach, where a Saturday night "Shindy" was going on, for the light on
the Straight Cut, and before the error was discovered the vessel was up high on the
beach. The REPUBLIC was light and she has been scuttled to prevent her from
straining. She lies on a sandy bottom in about four feet of water. She will probably
be got off without much damage. - Milwaukee Sentinel, 20th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, April 24, 1858

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OFF AT LAST. - The bark AMERICAN REPUBLIC, which has been ashore here for two weeks past, was got off last evening, by Capt. Thorson, and towed into the river. She will be immediately repaired. - Milwaukee News, Monday.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Wednesday, May 5, 1858

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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1858
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.3572
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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American Republic (Bark), aground, 17 Apr 1858