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Clough (Bark), aground, 15 Sep 1868

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The bark CLOUGH of Black River, on Tuesday night last (9/15), went ashore twelve miles east of Cleveland. All hands were lost except Rush Reed, the second mate. The names of the lost are J.S. Reed, Captain; George D. Demmick, first mate; Catharine Sullivan, cook; Chapman; Bleer and Fitzpatrick, sailors.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 18, 1868 3-3

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      BARK "CLOUGH" ASHORE. - The new scow bark CLOUGH of Black River, was driven ashore 12 miles east of Cleveland, and will probably be a total loss, with the loss of all hands, except the second mate, R. Reed. The accident happened on Tuesday night last. The CLOUGH, built at Black River in 1867 at a cost of $16,000. She measured 300 tons burden and rated B 1.
      Chicago Tribune
      Saturday, September 19, 1868

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      Capt. Reed, the master of the schooner CLOUGH, was drowned when that vessel went ashore at Elyua (probably Elyria), Ohio. His body up to Saturday last had not been recovered. Mr. B. Lughton, one of the sailors on that vessel, was drowned and his body floated ashore and was recovered. He belongs in Maine.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 21, 1868 3-4

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      List of Total Losses During 1868
      Bark CLOUGH, of 360 tons, rated B 1 and valued at $16,000.
      Chicago Tribune
      December 14, 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: 6
Hull damage: 16,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Clough (Bark), aground, 15 Sep 1868