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Augustus Ford (Schooner), U1084, aground, 20 Apr 1858

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Schooner A. FORD, cargo pork, ashore at Cleveland. Property loss $300.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      Cleveland, April 21. - The schooner FORD, from Toledo for Oswego, with a cargo of pork, went ashore here last night. She is not seriously damaged. Cargo and crew, safe.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 22, 1858

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      RAN ASHORE. - The schooner AUGUSTUS FORD, bound from Toledo to Oswego with provisions, attempted to come into the river last evening in order to take on a deck load. The current being very strong, and not having sufficient canvas spread, she was swept to the west of the pier, and grounded on the beach just outside the west pier. She
will be easily got off. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 23, 1858

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Schooner AUGUSTUS FORD. U. S. No. 1084. Of 183.99 tons gross; 174.79 tons net. Built Dexter, N.Y., 1853. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 107.0 x 24.6 x 9.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: pork
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Augustus Ford (Schooner), U1084, aground, 20 Apr 1858