The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sardis Burchard (Schooner), U23104, struck rock, 7 Oct 1859

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SUNK. - The schooner SARDIS BURCHARD, while being towed out from Saginaw River by the tug MARGARET, on the 7th inst., struck a rock, which made a hole in her bottom. She was immediately towed back to Bay City, where she now lies full of water. She is insured in the Buffalo Mutual, which will dispatch a tug to her relief, when it is thought she will be got up without firther injury. She had on a cargo of lumber for Buffalo. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, October 13, 1859

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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: struck rock
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.64697 Longitude: -83.85053
William R. McNeil
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Sardis Burchard (Schooner), U23104, struck rock, 7 Oct 1859