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Nucleus (Bark), U18103, sunk, 1 May 1860

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Bark NUCLEUS, cut through by ice, and sank in Niagara River.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty list, 1860)

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      BARQUE NUCLEUS. - This vessel while being towed out of this port between the reefs yesterday, with three other vessels, by the propeller RELIEF, struck a cake of ice making a hole in her bows and filling her full of water. She drifted down the river and brought up below the old Canada Dock - bows on the bank and stern sunk down to taffrail. She will be speedily raised, pumped out and put on the dock.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, May 2, 1860

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      The barque NUCLEUS has been partly raised by Capt. Gager, and will probably be got on drydock today or tomorrow.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, May 12, 1860

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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: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $800
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Nucleus (Bark), U18103, sunk, 1 May 1860