The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oregon (Schooner), aground, 24 Jul 1853

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AGROUND. - The Chicago Dem. Press says: "The schooner OREGON of Buffalo, loaded with railroad iron, in endeavoring to come into the harbor this morning, grounded upon the outer bar, nearly in a line with the south pier. She has stuck there all day with sails set and a stiff breeze blowing. If she is not worked off before the sea goes down, it will probably be necessary to lighten her before she can be got off. Buoys should be placed upon the bar between the North and South channels, in order to prevent similar mishaps, by showing the position of the bar.
We learn that the OREGON is a new vessel, and her officers unacquainted with the peculiarities of the entrance to the Chicago harbor."
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, July 29, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: R.R.iron
Remarks: Got off
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Oregon (Schooner), aground, 24 Jul 1853