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Acorn (Bark), U356, aground, 1 Oct 1866

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ACORN Bark, cargo corn, ashore and sunk at Sand Beach, October 1866. Got off. Property loss, hull $4,000 cargo $15,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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ACORN Bark of 402 Tons, owned at Chicago by Muir Brothers. Bound from Kingston to Chicago, went ashore in a gale and was badly damaged on Lake Huron, October 1866. Property loss, hull $2,600 insurance $1,078 Loss to cargo $2,000 insurance $1,100
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      VESSEL ASHORE. - The bark ACORN, bound down, is ashore at Sand Beach, Lake Huron. The tug J.U. MASTERS was sent to her assistance yesterday morning. - Detroit Free Press, 14th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 17, 1866

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      BARK ACORN. - This vessel, which went ashore a few days since, on Lake Huron, has not yet been got off, although efforts to that end are progressing as fast as the weather will permit. Her cargo, consisting of corn, is in a damaged condition, with the exception of about 5,000. - Detroit Free Press, 16th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, October 18, 1866

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GOT OFF. - The brig ACORN, which about a week since got ashore during a fog at Forest Bay, on Lake Huron, has been got off by the tug J.U. MASTERS, and brought to this city, arriving here on Wednesday night. She had on a cargo of 22,200 bushels of corn, all of which was damaged save about 4,000 bushels. She is now in Campbell & Owen's dry-dock for repairs. - Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 22, 1866

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Bark ACORN. U. S. No. 356. Of 316.31 tons gross; 302.76 tons net. Built 1863 1863 [no place given] Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1883
NOTE:-- Renamed as schooner ALASKA by 1884, Home port, Port Huron.

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $15,000
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.84168 Longitude: -82.6416
William R. McNeil
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Acorn (Bark), U356, aground, 1 Oct 1866