The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Paugasset (Propeller), aground, 29 Apr 1854

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EFFECTS OF THE GALE. -- The gale of Saturday proved disastrous to the shipping of the lakes. We learn that the propeller GEN. TAYLOR, which left here on Saturday morning with a part load of merchandise, bound to Dunkirk to fill up, went on the rocks inside of the break-water of that harbor. She was scuttled. The extent of her damage is not fully ascertained. She belongs to J.L. Hurd & Co., of Detroit, and ran in the North Shore Line.
The propeller PAUGASSETT, which left Dunkirk on Saturday morning with a full freight of merchandise, bound up, was driven ashore by the force of the gale at Fairport. She is an old craft, and will probably prove nearly or quite a total loss.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, May 1, 1854

About five o'clock last Saturday morning the propeller PAUGASSETT from Dunkirk, for this port, ran ashore at the mouth of the Grand River. She lies east of the pier in four feet of water, and can be got off without much damage.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Monday, May 1, 1854

The steamer St. LAWRENCE, Capt. Mead, arrived yesterday morning from Cleveland. We learn from one of the officers, that the propeller PAUGASSET was at Cleveland going into dry dock to make a few repairs. She had suffered no further damage in her late mishap of getting ashore than starting a plank or two.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      May 12, 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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Paugasset (Propeller), aground, 29 Apr 1854