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Bismark (Bark), aground, 1 Sep 1871

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Bark BISMARK, ashore entrance to Maumee River; got off.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      THE BISMARK. - This vessel, which was aground on Turtle Island Flats, was being assisted by the tug VELOCIPEDE, but, not being sufficiently powerful, the requested the assistance of the U.S. Steamer FESSENDEN, which was cheerfully granted. After parting a small hawser belonging to the schooner, the nine-inch line of the FESSENDEN was passed out and secured, but it was not until several heavy pulls had been given that she started, and was towed clear of danger, consuming over two hours' time.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, September 16, 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.69949 Longitude: -83.45993
William R. McNeil
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Bismark (Bark), aground, 1 Sep 1871