The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fulton (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1859

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The Chicago Times of the 20th says: "The schooner A. BRADLEY, Capt. Young, from Chicago for Kingston, went ashore at Mackinac during the recent gale, and has been abandoned. Cargo 10,800 bu corn. No insurance.
Also the schooner FULTON, Capt. J. F. Tyler, from Chicago for Oswego, with a cargo of 1,000 bbls flour, and 12,039 bu wheat, went ashore at the same place, and was abandoned. Insured.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 21, 1859
      We learn from Captain Gardner, the agent of the Corn Exchange Insurance Company, that they have saved 6,000 bushels of wheat, in good order, from the schooner FULTON, ashore at Mackinaw, and that the vessel will be got off. So says the Express.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 27, 1859
At Milwaukee on Monday, the large steam tug LEVIATHAN arrived from Mackinac, with the wrecked schooner FULTON in tow. The FULTON, It will be remembered, ran ashore at Mackinaw, early in the spring. She was bound from Chicago to Oswego with a cargo of wheat which proved an almost entire loss. She went into the dry dock on the Menomonee for repairs.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      June 3, 1859
      VESSEL SOLD. -- The schooner FULTON, of Oswego, says the Milwaukee news, which was brought in some time since in a canvas jacket from Mackinaw, where she was wrecked last fall, was sold today at Public Auction, at Jones' Marine dock. Mr. Johnson, of oswego, purchased her for $1,200. It will probably cost about $2,500 more to fit her for sea. Her capacity is about 17,000 bushels. Mr. Johnson intends putting her in thorough repair forthwith.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      July 11, 1859

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: flour, wheat
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Fulton (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1859