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Greyhound (Brig), aground, 19 Sep 1859

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During the recent gale the brig GREYHOUND, loaded with wheat from Chicago, went ashore at Sheboygan, and the vessel has gone to pieces.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, September 28, 1859

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The brig GREYHOUND, ashore at Sheboygan, has together with her cargo, proved a total loss. The vessel was insured for $4,000 in the Hope Company, of New York. One man was lost, name not known.
      Buffalo Daily republic
      September 26, 1859

      The brig GREYHOUND, which left Chicago for Buffalo on Friday, the 16th inst, with a cargo of 13,000 bushels of wheat shipped by Watson & Fox, went ashore at Sheboygan during the gale of Monday last, and will prove a perfect loss. One of the crew, whose name we could not learn, was lost. The wheat was insured in the Buffalo Mutual, and the vessel - which was owned by Lockwood and Kinney, of Buffalo - in some New York Company. The Captain says he left Chicago on the 16th. inst., with a cargo of 13,000 bushels of wheat, consigned to Buffalo; had a good run to within, as he reckoned, sixty miles off the Manitous; but he now thinks he must have been much nearer, on the morning of the 19th, wind suddenly shifted into N. E., blowing great guns; hove to for a number of hours, and then tried to run for a harbor; made Sheboygan Light, but owing to the vessel's drifting, and the rain and darkness, mistook it for Milwaukee Light, which accounts for his being so close into shore; as soon as he found his mistake he endeavored to extricate himself, when the forward canvas gave way; let go anchors and hung on about an hour as above described. Vessel and cargo are probably a total loss. Perhaps part of the rigging may be saved. The vessel was six years old and valued at $15,000.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, September 29, 1859

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Reason: aground
Lives: 1
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.75083 Longitude: -87.71453
William R. McNeil
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Greyhound (Brig), aground, 19 Sep 1859