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Berlin (Bark), U2161, aground, 18 Sep 1868

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The bark BERLIN is reported ashore 6 miles east of Cleveland, laden with coal and lath. She is insured in Boston for $8,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 18, 1868 3-3

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      SCHOONER "BERLIN" AGROUND. - The schooner BERLIN loaded with 290 tons of stone and merchandise for Buffalo is ashore 6 miles east of Cleveland and will probably prove a total loss, the vessel and her cargo are insured for $8,000. The BERLIN was built at MIlan in 1854 and received repairs in 1864. Her rate was B 2. Measurement, 260 tons, and valued at $4,000 according to the register
      Chicago Tribune
      Saturday, September 19, 1868

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      SCHOONER "BERLIN" SAFE. - The reported loss of the schooner BERLIN, which originated with the Cleveland papers, was a mistake. The BERLIN, we learn, lies safe and sound in Buffalo harbor and has not met with any accident.
      Chicago Tribune
      Friday, September 25, 1868

Schooner BERLIN. U. S. No. 2161. Of 213.86. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal, lath
Remarks: untrue/no casualty
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Berlin (Bark), U2161, aground, 18 Sep 1868