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Lumberman (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1851

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LUMBERMAN Schooner, of Erie, was driven ashore about 5 miles below Silver Creek, and we regret to state that Capt. Smith and three of the crew, together with a young lad from this city, by the name of Bush or Brush, were lost. The mate was the only person saved.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Sat. May 3, 1851

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      Schooner LUMBERMAN Wrecked.--Five Lives Lost.---The schooner LUMBERMAN, of Erie, Capt. Smith, was driven ashore on Thursday, about five miles this side of Silver
Creek, and the captain with three men and a boy belonging to this place, named Brush, were lost. The only person saved was the mate.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 5, 1851

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May 1, 1851. - Schooner LUMBERMAN, beached at Silver Creek - got off - lost four men. Property loss, $100
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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Reason: aground
Lives: 4
Hull damage: $100
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.54423 Longitude: -79.16671
William R. McNeil
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Lumberman (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1851