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G. W. Ford (Schooner), U10322, sunk, 1 Aug 1858

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Schooner G.W. FORD, cargo of supplies, sunk in St. Mary's River, got up. Property loss $4,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

      . . . . .

      The steamer NORTHERN LIGHT arrived this morning. She brings news of
the sinking of the schr. G.W. FORD, Capt. Parker, about 4 miles below the Sault.
She struck a rock and immediately settled down aft, her hull being two-thirds
under water, her bow protruding above the surface. Capt. Parker and crew
reached the Sault in small boats.
      The FORD was bound up, loaded with mining supplies for the Minnesota and
Rock Island mines. Cargo insured. She is owned in part by the above named
mines, whose interest is insured. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, August 31, 1858

      . . . . .

      The schooner G.W. FORD, which was sunk some time since, has been raised and
hauled out at the Sault for repairs. - Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, September 11, 1858

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: supplies
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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G. W. Ford (Schooner), U10322, sunk, 1 Aug 1858