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Ontonagon (Propeller), U18963, broke arches, 11 Jul 1863

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Propeller ONTONAGON, broke her arches, jetted about 700 barrels of flour and put into Milwaukee.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      THE GALE - DISASTER TO THE ONTONAGON. - Quite a severe gale sprung up on Friday night continuing most of the day Saturday, and making a very heavy sea on the lake.
      The propeller ONTONAGON, which left Chicago on Friday evening for Sarnia, arrived here at 9 o'clock Saturday night in a leaking condition. She worked hard in the sea, having a heavy load on board, commenced leaking. She put back for this port, and when about 40 miles north of here, was obliged to throw a thousand barrels of flour overboard to avoid foundering, as the water was gaining on her pumps, and was only a few inches from her furnaces. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, July 15, 1863

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Steam screw ONTONAGON.* U. S. No. 18963. Of 377.71 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1856. Home port, East Saginaw, Mich.
      * denotes vessel Lost, Wrecked or otherwise out of service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: broke arches
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,400
Cargo: $4,000
Freight: flour
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Ontonagon (Propeller), U18963, broke arches, 11 Jul 1863