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Constitution (Bark), aground, 28 Oct 1862

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Bark CONSTITUTION, cargo wheat, ashore near Conneaut, Lake Erie. Got off
and towed to Buffalo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)

      . . . . .

      The bark CONSTITUTION, that went ashore neat Conneaut in the late storm, is not yet raised. The wrecking pumps of the Buffalo Mutual were insufficient to pump her out, and two wrecking pumps of the Home Insurance Company have been sent up. The CONSTITUTION was laden with grain from Milwaukee, and hull and cargo
are insured in the Buffalo Mutual and one or two other companies the name of which we did not learn.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, October 30, 1862

      . . . . .

      The schr. CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL is ashore between Barcelona and Dunkirk. Crew all lost. The schr. POST BOY is ashore 5 miles above Dunkirk. Crew saved. The bark CONSTITUTION run aground below this place some 10 days ago, was got of Sunday morning. The schr. RUGBY is a total wreck at the state line, and crew all lost.
      Erie Weekly Gazette
      November 6, 1862 2-6

      . . . . .

BUFFALO, Nov. 5. - The schooner RUGBY is ashore near State Line. The crew all lost.
The schooner E.C. WILLIAMS lost; a portion of her crew saved.
The schooner C. J. MARSHALL is ashore between Dunkirk and Barcelona. Crew lost.
The POST BOY is ashore above Dunkirk. Crew saved.
The loss of the five Canadian scows and crews is confirmed.
The barque CONSTITUTION, that went ashore near Fairport, has been hauled off, and is being toWed to this port. *
      Goderich Signal, Semi Weekly
      November 7, 1862

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $13,300
Cargo: $26,500
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.94756 Longitude: -80.55424
William R. McNeil
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Constitution (Bark), aground, 28 Oct 1862