The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Virginia (Brig), aground, 16 Apr 1846

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The brig VIRGINIA having failed to make a sufficient offing after being towed out by the CONSTITUTION, drifted on the upper end of the reef. She met with prompt aid from the MICHIGAN, although it proved unsuccessful. After spending the day in trying to tow her off, the MICHIGAN returned to port. The VIRGINIA is in a critical situation, if the wind should shif down the lake.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Fri. Morning, April 17, 1846 p. 3

The brig VIRGINIA kedged off the reef last evening and made sail, without, we presume, receiving any material injury.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Sat. Morning, April 18, 1846 p. 3

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Virginia (Brig), aground, 16 Apr 1846