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Mechanic (Brig), U16399, aground, 14 Apr 1858

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THE GALE AT MILWAUKEE. - The Milwaukee Sentinel of Yesterday says: There are five vessels ashore within sight of this city. They are all south of the old harbor, except one, which is between the old and new harbors, high and dry on the beach. Some of them are in a critical position, but it is thought they will all be got off without serious damage, as they are lying upon a sandy beach, too high to be affected much by the waves. Those ashore, as near as we can ascertain, are the brig MECHANIC, schooner's C, HARRISON, MAGIC, STELLA, and PLANET.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 16, 1858

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      It appears that the Milwaukee Sentinel was in error in reporting the brig MECHANIC ashore near the South Point. The MECHANIC has been lying up all winter in this port. The Sentinel reporter probably mistook the schooner MAGIC for the MECHANIC. The MAGIC is aground near the South Point, with her hull full of water.
      Buffalo Republic & Times
      Saturday, April 17, 1858

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Mechanic (Brig), U16399, aground, 14 Apr 1858