The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Florence (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1848

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Schooner FLORENCE, in trying to make Buffalo Harbor, November 11, 1848, went ashore below the North pier.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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Buffalo, Nov. 4. -- The schooner FLORENCE, in attempting to make the harbor on Saturday evening, ran into the schooner MILAN, carrying away her bowsprit, when she drifted onto the beach below the North pier, but will be got off without much difficulty.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday Evening, November 6, 1848

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Marine -- Last evening several vessels heavily laden came driving into port, the wind blowing briskly, and much difficulty was experienced in effecting an entrance. The brig RAMSEY CROOKS lost her headway, and drifted with her bow on the south pier near where the MARION is sunk. The barque UTICA encountered similar difficulty, and taking the same sheer that the CROOKS did, struck her about midships cutting down the upper works of the CROOKS and carrying away a portion of her rigging.
      The schooner FLORENCE and brig AMAZON after lying on the beach for some days, succeeded in getting into port last evening.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday Evening, November 16, 1848

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      November 1848.-- Schooner FLORENCE, ashore at Buffalo, cargo merchandise; unloaded and got off. Property loss $300
      1848 Casualty List (Capt. Rounds)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      January 4, 1849

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $300
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Florence (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1848