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City of Chicago (Bark), U4272, aground, 1 Nov 1866

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CITY OF CHICAGO Bark, cargo corn, ashore on sand beach, Lake Huron, November 1866. Jetted some cargo and got off. Property loss, hull $800 cargo $1,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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CITY OF CHICAGO Bark of 436 Tons, owned at Buffalo by O.L. Kins. Bound from Buffalo to Chicago, went ashore in a gale on Lake Huron, December 1866. Loss to ship $3,000 insurance $2,000 loss to cargo $1,800 insurance $1,000
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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BARK CITY OF CHICAGO. - The bark CITY OF CHICAGO, laden with 20,000 bushels of corn from Chicago, went ashore at Sand Beach, sixty miles above Port Huron. The tug MOFFATT was sent to her assistance. A dispatch received yesterday morning by her owners, O.L. Nims, Esq., reports that she was got off and was in the St. Clair River.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, December 1, 1866

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Bark CITY OF CHICAGO. U. S. No. 4272. Of 327.17 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

Bark CITY OF CHICAGO. U. S. No. 4333. Of 327.17 tons gross; 310.82 tons net. Built Cleveland, 1861. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 140.2 x 30.2 x 11.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
NOTE - Renumbered between 1869 & 1872

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $800
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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City of Chicago (Bark), U4272, aground, 1 Nov 1866