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Sardis Burchard (Schooner), U23104, aground, 20 Nov 1859


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THE STORM AT DETROIT. - Last Evening's telegraph from Detroit, reports several vessels sprung a leak and disabled at the port, from the effects of the violent storm of Saturday last. The brig ROSCIUS, schooners GEN. SCOTT and GOODELL, have lost their chains and anchors. The brig NEW YORK is ashore at Point Austin. The schooner BAY CITY has been abandoned, and schooner SARDIS BURCHARD is reported lost. The schooner VENICE is also ashore.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, November 22, 1859

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The schooner SARDIS BURCHARD, concerning whose safety there have been fears, has been wrecked, and will be a total loss. During the severe gale on Lake Huron last Friday she was on her way down with a load of lumber. When the gale struck her she came to anchor near Willow Creek and rode it out till 6 o'clock in the morning, when her cargo parted, and she went on the beach a quarter of a mile from that place. The crew saved themselves by clinging to the rigging. Nearly all the lumber with which she was loaded was swept overboard and lost. The vessel was badly stove, and has probably gone to pieces before this time. She was owned, we believe, at one of the lake ports in Ohio.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 25, 1859 4-2

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      The schooner SARDIS BURCHARD, concerning the safety of which, fears have been felt since the late gale, it is now reported is a total loss, only her crew being saved. She hove to all night during the great gale of Friday night. The sea broke over her and washed off her deck load of lumber. At 6 o'clock in the morning she went on the beach, half a mile south of Willow Creek Pier. The crew saved themselves by hanging to the rigging when she went ashore. She had lost the greater part of her rigging during the night, and her bottom is pounded out. She has been abandoned to the underwriters.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      November 26, 1859
     
     
     
The schooner SARDIS BURCHARD will rest where she now lies until spring, when it is thought, she may be got off without sustaining any further injury.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      December 13, 1859

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      The tug RED ERIC has just returned to Detroit from Pt. aux Barques, whither she has been to get the schooner SARDIS BURCHARD, which went ashore there last Fall. The captain reports her bedded in sand, full of ice, and about four feet out of water, rendered it impossible to do anything for the present.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, April 9, 1860

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      The tug BRUCE has been chartered by Mr. Beach, of Saginaw, to go to Port Austin with a steam pump to raise and get off the schr. SARDIS BURCHARD, which went ashore last fall. She is yet in good condition, and can be got off without much difficulty, it is believed.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 8, 1860

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      The tug BRUCE, which left a few days since for Port Austin, to get off the schr. SARDIS BURCHARD, ashore there, has returned. We learn that she is abandoned for the present.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 15, 1860

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      Efforts are being made at Port Austin to raise the schr. SARDIS BURCHARD, ashore at that place. Her cargo of lumber has been taken out, and preparations are going on to launch her in a few days after making a few necessary repairs.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 24, 1860

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      The schr. SARDIS BURCHARD, which has been ashore since last fall near Port Austin, lake Huron, has been finally got off, and is at present awaiting the arrival of a tug to bring her down to this city.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 10, 1860

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      THE SARDIS BURCHARD OFF. - The Detroit Free Press of yesterday says: The tug BRUCE arrived yesterday afternoon, having in tow the schooner SARDIS BURCHARD, which has been on the beach at Point aux Barques since last November. The principal damage she appears to have sustained is on her bottom. She had, on her arrival here, two steam pumps in operation. She was purchased by Mr. S. Beach, of Saginaw, after she had been abandoned by the Underwriters. She will be taken into Campbell & Owen's dry dock, where she will be repaired and put in running order without delay.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, September 4, 1860

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The schooner SARDIS BURCHARD, which for a long time past has been out of commission, in consequence of being wrecked at Port Austin a year ago last fall has been rebuilt at J.P. Clark's Dry Dock, and is again ready for business. --- Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 19, 1861

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Schooner Barge SARDIS BURCHARD. U. S. No. 23104. Of 110 tons. Built Huron, Ohio, 1847.
      Herman Runge List


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Reason: aground
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1859
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McN.W.14275
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.04613 Longitude: -82.99411
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William R. McNeil
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Sardis Burchard (Schooner), U23104, aground, 20 Nov 1859