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Light Guard (Schooner), U14711, aground, 1 Nov 1874

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LIGHT GUARD Schooner, cargo wheat, ashore at Cleveland, November 1874. Property loss, hull $500, cargo $8,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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      The schr. LIGHT GUARD, owned and sailed by Capt. McCormick, of Mialwaukee, loaded with wheat from Chicago to Oswego, went ashore east of the Cleveland piers Sunday night about 10:00. The crew got ashore safely.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 1, 1874 3-6

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      The schr. LIGHT GUARD which went ashore west of the piers at Cleveland, is lying in a comfortable position and will be got off ans soon as the weather permits. There is a few inches of water in her but it is thought not enough to materially damage her cargo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 2, 1874 3-5

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      A dispatch from Cleveland yesterday says the cargo of the LIGHT GUARD, ashore west of the piers there, is all damaged. About 4,000 bushels have been pumped out, and the remainder is being unloaded into lighters.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 3, 1874 3-5

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      Wreckers were at work yesterday getting the cargo of wheat out, and it was expected she would be got afloat and brought into port during the night. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 4, 1874 3-5

Barge LIGHT GUARD. U. S. No. 14711. Of 310.40 tons gross. Home port, Alpena, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $500
Cargo: $8,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Light Guard (Schooner), U14711, aground, 1 Nov 1874