Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. W. Brigham (Schooner), U26363, aground, 14 Oct 1854
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BRIGHAM Scow Schooner, on rocks and sunk in Dunkirk Harbor. Property loss $600.
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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The schooner W.W. BRIGHAM, Capt. Butler, bound from Erie to Buffalo, with a cargo of coal, was driven into Dunkirk harbor in the gale of Saturday last and sunk. Her cargo will probably be saved, and the vessel raised. The BRIGHAM is an old schooner and was, we understand, insured for $2,000. A marine pump was sent to her assistance last evening.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, October 18, 1854

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MARINE DISASTERS. - The schooner W.W. BRIGHAM, also went ashore in the gale of Saturday, in Dunkirk Harbor, but how badly she is injured we have not been able to learn. She was owned by J.O. Butler, of this city, and F.M. Walker, of Erie. No insurance.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 18, 1854

Schooner W.W. BRIGHAM. U. S. No. 26363. Of 93.71 tons. Home port, Milwaukee.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.49061 Longitude: -79.3381
William R. McNeil
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W. W. Brigham (Schooner), U26363, aground, 14 Oct 1854