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Nucleus (Bark), U18103, aground, 10 Oct 1858

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Bark NUCLEUS, cargo of lumber, ashore at Bailey's Bay, Lake Michigan, got got off. Property loss $4,100.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      THE NUCLEUS ON A REEF. - Capt. Rossman informs us that the barque NUCLEUS, of Chicago, with a cargo of lumber from Georgian Bay, for Chicago, was driven on a reef at Bailey's Harbor, west shore of Lake Michigan. She is full of water.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 13, 1858

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      THE BARQUE NUCLEUS. - This vessel which was driven ashore at Bailey's Harbor, west shore of Lake Michigan, in the gale some two weeks since, has been pulled off, and is now lying at anchor at Bailey;s Harbor, waterlogged, her cargo, which consists of lumber, keeping her afloat. A tug has been sent to her assistance from this city, (the NOTTER, we believe,) and she will be towed to this port for repairs. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 29, 1858

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      SAVING A VESSEL AT SMALL COST. - About four weeks ago the bark NUCLEUS, loaded with lumber, got upon the South Reef of Bailey's Harbor, on this lake. The owners, thinking the case a hopeless one, abandoned the vessel to the United States Insurance Co., of this city, as a total loss. The company Immediately contracted with Caleb Harrison, of this city, to get the bark off and deliver her in Milwaukee, for the sum of one thousand dollars, or no pay, if not delivered. Caleb at once went to work, with his customary skill and energy, got the bark off, and brought her to Milwaukee, saving cargo and all, on Friday last. The lumber was insured for $3,500, and is worth, say $8,000 or $9,000. It was a good job for all parties. Mr. Harrison is amply provided with wrecking apparatus, and is ready to do all such jobs at lower rates than anybody else. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, November 11, 1858

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Bark NUCLEUS. U. S. No. 18103. Of 297.04 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
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Freight: lumber
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.0586 Longitude: -87.11038
William R. McNeil
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Nucleus (Bark), U18103, aground, 10 Oct 1858