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George M. Abell (Brig), Aground, 1 Aug 1866

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Brig G.M. ABELL, cargo stone, ashore in Detroit River, August 1866. Got off. Property loss $1,000
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

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      VESSEL ASHORE - STEAMER MAGNET. - The brig G.M. ABELL, with a cargo of stone, was driven ashore a few days since, between Conneaut and Ashtabula, with prospects of going to pieces and being abandoned. The wrecking steamer MAGNET, fortunately, was in Cleveland, and was telegraphed to go to her relief, with faint prospects of success. The MAGNET visited the wreck, and in a few hours time got the vessel afloat and towed her to Cleveland for repairs. This makes the seventh vessel the MAGNET has rescued from that coast the present season, under circumstances equally difficult. - Detroit Free Press, 15th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 17, 1866

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Reason: Aground
Hull damage: $1,000
Freight: stone
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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George M. Abell (Brig), Aground, 1 Aug 1866