Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sandusky, aground, 2 Oct 1844
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SANDUSKY Bark built Sandusky as the Steamer SANDUSKY , burned at Buffalo in February 1843 and afterwards rebuilt as a Barque. Lost in 1845.
      "Trade And Commerce "
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 26, 1847

"The steamer SANDUSKY was built at Sandusky, Ohio, and completed at Buffalo, in 1834. She was 377 tons burthen, and low pressure. She was commanded up to 1838 by Capt. T.J. Titus; in the latter years by O.D. Simons and subsequently by G.W. Floyd. She went ashore at Sandusky in the month of December 1836, was burned at Buffalo the 22nd. of February 1842---was afterwards rebuilt and converted into a bark and lost in 1845 at Cattaraugus."
      Early Lake Navigation (condensed)
      Toledo Blade
      April 23, 1866

Oct. 2.--Barque SANDUSKY, J. Day, Master, while engaged in getting up the engine of the ERIE, was driven ashore at Cattaraugus Creek and lost. Loss $4,000. Vessel 370 tons and ten years old.
      Lake Disasters in 1844
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 8, 1845

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During the blow on Wednesday the barge SANDUSKY, which is employed in getting up the ERIE went ashore at Cattaraugus Creek, carrying with her the boiler, shaft, and walking beam, successively raised from the wreck. As soon as these heavy articles are taken off from the SANDUSKY, she will be afloat again and proceed to accomplish the object in view.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, October 4, 1844

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      The old barge SANDUSKY having suffered so much by beating on the shore at Cattaraugus, has been stripped and totally abandoned. She was originally a steamer and was built at Sandusky, in 1834.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, October 11, 1844

Item Type
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: salvaged boiler
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Sandusky, aground, 2 Oct 1844