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Forest Chief (Scow), ashore, 1 Oct 1862

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FOREST CHIEF Scow, drove ashore from her anchors, East of the Piers at Cleveland and became a total wreck.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 26, 1863. Casualty List 1862

ASHORE. -- The Cleveland leader says during the severe storm of Friday night the scows IDA and FOREST CHIEF, in attempting to enter the harbor, missed the entrance and went ashore on the beach above the west pier. The IDA stove a hole in her bow by striking agains the pier. They will probably be got off today. Several vessels, in making the harbor on Saturday forenoon, narrowly escaped getting on the old piles of the west pier.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 14, 1862
GONE TO PIECES. -- The schooner FOREST CHIEF, that went ashore on the beach beyond the west pier a couple of weeks ago, remained there until Wednesday night, when it went to pieces in the gale. She was an old scow, owned by a man named Butler, in Buffalo.
      The schooner ADDA, which went ashore at the same time, is being repaired, and will be out in three or four days as good as new. --- Cleveland Leader
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 25, 1862

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Reason: ashore
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,500
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Forest Chief (Scow), ashore, 1 Oct 1862