The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sasco (Schooner), sunk by ice, 16 Mar 1875

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      The schr. SASCO, belonging to Hiram Smith, and lying in front of Central Wharf, had been careened over by the ice and in order to allow her to become righted the ice was cut away from about her yesterday and she afterward sunk. In consequence, it is said, of the drawing of the oakum out of the seams by the frost. It is apprehended that, on the departure of the ice, other vessels will sink from the same action.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 16, 1875 3-1

      During the high water yesterday, the ice crowded against the vessels at the dock and the seams of the schr. SASCO, of this port, were opened, and she sunk. She now lies at the dock in 6 ft. of water.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 16, 1875 3-5

      The steam pump was set working on board the schr. SASCO this morning. The water will probably be all pumped out today, and she will go into drydock toward evening.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 3, 1875 3-6

      The schr. SASCO was pumped out yesterday morning, and subsequently towed to Sloan's floating drydock, in the Blackwell Canal, by the tug BRYANT for the necessary repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 5, 1875 3-7

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Reason: sunk by ice
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Sasco (Schooner), sunk by ice, 16 Mar 1875