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General Franz Siegel (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1871

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Bark F. SIGEL, ashore at Vermillion; got off and towed to Detroit.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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IN TROUBLE. - A despatch was received at Cleveland Sunday morning that the bark GENERAL FRANZ SIGEL was aground on the bar at Vermillion, loaded with block stone. The tug S.S. COE was immediately despatched to her assistance.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, November 21, 1871

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      SCHOONER GEN. SIGEL. - This vessel has been released from her groundings at
Vermillion, and now lies in safety at that port. A tug has been chartered to take her to Detroit, her destination.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, November 28, 1871

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GENERAL FRANZ SIEGEL. Spelling according to 1871 & 1885 Merchant Vessel List
of U. S. A.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: block stone
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.42199 Longitude: -82.36461
William R. McNeil
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General Franz Siegel (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1871