The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fanny B. Gardner (Brig), aground, 25 Nov 1860

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Brig FANNY GARDNER, drove ashore in a gale opposite Tift's farm, near
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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      ASHORE. - The Brig FANNY GARDNER, Captain Sullivan, bound for Chicago, was out all day Saturday, in the gale, running under bare poles. She came to anchor at 1 o'clock Sunday morning, in the Bay, a mile above the light-house. She dragged her anchor and came ashore at 4 o'clock A.M. The captain and crew got ashore.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 26, 1860

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      THE BRIG FANNY GARDNER. -- This vessel, which went ashore about one mile above the toll bridge, in the terrible storm of last November, is now being got off by Mr. Campbell, the same contractor who removed the schooner COMET from the beach, a short distance above. The GARDNER has already been raised to the level of the ways, and as soon as the latter shall be sufficiently extended, she will be taken out upon the ice, and left at anchor, ready to break into her element immediately on " breaking up." She seems to have suffered but little strain, and is a staunch as a new yacht. Mr. Campbell is paid $1,000 for getting her afloat.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 25, 1861

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Fanny B. Gardner (Brig), aground, 25 Nov 1860