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Philadelphia (Brig), aground, 19 Apr 1851

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MARINE.---Chicago April 19--6 P.M.
Brig PHILADELPHIA, in attempting to make the harbor, struck on the bar outside and anchored, dragged anchors and went ashore two miles south of piers. She has a cargo of about 6,000 bushels wheat, about half from Waukegan and the balance from this port.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 25, 1851

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      Brig PHILADELPHIA, This vessel which went ashore on Saturday night, is not materially damaged, and as she is in a good place, she can be got off without material injury of much expense. Her cargo, consisting of 4,800 bushels of wheat, is damaged to the extent of about $1,000. It is owned by C.Walker Esq., and was insured in the LaFayette Insurance Co. The wheat will be taken out as soon as the weather moderates, and the vessel relieved from her present position. ---- Chicago Dem.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Sat. April 26, 1851

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      April 20, 1851. - Brig PHILADELPHIA, beached near Chicago - cargo wheat partly damaged. Property loss $4,700
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1851
      Casualty List for 1852

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GOT OFF. - The Schooner PHILADELPHIA, beached in the gale a few days since, was got off and brought into port, yesterday.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, April 30, 1851

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,700
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Philadelphia (Brig), aground, 19 Apr 1851