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Black Hawk (Brig), aground, 1 Oct 1862

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Brig BLACK HAWK, cargo corn, stranded at Point Betsey, Lake Michigan, total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)

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      VESSELS ASHORE. - During a severe gale Sunday night, the schooners H.B. STEELE, KIRK WHITE, and another vessel, name unknown, all light and bound up, were driven ashore in the bay above the light house. Another, name unknown, is reported to be on the reef. The ONTONAGON, laden with wheat, is ashore at Oswego. We learn from Messrs. Buell & Davis that the brig BLACK HAWK is lost. Crew saved, and, having arrived in Chicago, reported the disaster. Cargo fully insured. The hull was insured in the Buffalo Mutual and Security of New York.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, November 4, 1862

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $9,000
Cargo: $9,250
Freight: corn
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.69111 Longitude: -86.25537
William R. McNeil
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Black Hawk (Brig), aground, 1 Oct 1862