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Mechanic (Brig), U16399, aground, 1 Oct 1866

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MECHANIC Brig, cargo lumber, ashore at Wineika, October 1866. Got off. Property loss, hull $2,000 cargo $300
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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MECHANIC Brig of 312 Tons, owned at Chicago by Jafford &Co. Bound from Oconto to Chicago, went ashore near Chicago, October 1866. Loss to ship $1,000 insurance $500 loss to cargo $800 insurance $380
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      ASHORE. - We learn from a despatch received Wednesday afternoon by Wm. O. Brown, Esq., that the bark GREAT WEST No. 1, and the brig MECHANIC are ashore on the west side of Lake Michigan, between Racine and Chicago. The latter is light and the former had a cargo of 600 tons of coal.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 12, 1866

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MARINE NEWS. - The brig MECHANIC is ashore twenty miles above Chicago.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 13, 1866

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $300
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Mechanic (Brig), U16399, aground, 1 Oct 1866