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City of Madison (Propeller), U4350, sunk, 1 Sep 1863


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Propeller CITY OF MADISON. cargo pig iron, sunk in the Saint Ste. Marie river, raised.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      The propeller CITY OF MADISON just above Church's Landing, in the Sault River, and sunk in three minutes. She had 300 tons of ore for Chicago. She is broken in two and will be a total loss. She is insured. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, September 23, 1863

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By the arrival of the steamer METEOR, which reached here yesterday at 8 P.M, we have late and important intelligence from Lake Superior. ... The propeller CITY OF MADISON struck a rock just above Church's Landing in Sault River, and sunk in 30 minutes. She had 300 tons of ore for Chicago. She is broken in two, and will be a total loss. She is insured. The steamer ILLINOIS struck in the Nebish, which caused her to leak some. The Captain ran her ashore in Lake George and repaired the damage. She would have to lighter a part of her cargo. The 1st Mate was in charge at the time. The body of the late Capt. Ratteray was found a short distance from where he was drowned. He was struck by the wheel and his head badly bruised. The body was brought down on the METEOR and left at Sombra River, St. Clair, his late residence. The schooner FARWELL has been abandoned. The METEOR brought down 100 tons of copper ore, 25 tons merchandize, and 170 passengers.
The METEOR is the first arrival from Lake Superior during the past nine days. She leaves again on her upward voyage to-night.
      Detroit Advertiser & Tribune
      September 23, 1863 3-3



We learn from Mr. McGee of the Home Insurance Co., who came down a passenger from the Sault River on the IRON CITY, that the CITY OF MADISON is badly broken up, and aside from what may be saved from the ruins of the wreck, is of no value. The Home Insurance Co. steamer MAGNET will, it is stated proceed to the wrecked steamer to recover whatever may be of sufficient value to bring away.
      Detroit Advertiser & Tribune
      September 29, 1863 4-2



      PROPELLER CITY OF MADISON. - We learn from what Mr. McGee, of the Home Insurance Company, who came down a passenger on the propeller IRON CITY from Sault River, that the propeller CITY OF MANCHESTER (sic) is so badly broken up as to be of no consequent value aside from what may be saved from the ruins of the wreck. The Home Insurance Company's steamer MAGNET will, it is stated, proceed to the above point and recover whatever may be of sufficient value to bring away.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, September 30, 1863

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The CITY OF MADISON- We omitted to mention in our yesterday's issue, the arrival here of the propeller CITY OF MADISON from the Sault river, where she has been sunk, and on two or three occasions reported broken up and abandoned. She however, has been raised by the wrecking steamer MAGNET and brought to this port, and will at once be put in proper repair and again in commission ere many days.
      Detroit Advertiser & Tribune
      October 15, 1863 4-3



      ARRIVAL OF THE PROPELLER CITY OF MADISON. - We omitted to mention in our yesterday's issue the arrival here of the propeller CITY OF MADISON from the Sault River, where she had been sunk, and on two or three occasions reported broken up and abandoned. The Home Insurance wrecking steamer, with a number of steam pumps, proceeded from here to the place of the disaster, and after two or three days hard labor, succeeded in raising her and bring her to this port. She is now in dry-dock and undergoing repairs. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 16, 1863

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Steam screw CITY OF MADISON. U. S. No. 4350. Of 487.23 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,200
Cargo: $4,000
Freight: pig iron
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1863
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Local identifier:
McN.W.263
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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City of Madison (Propeller), U4350, sunk, 1 Sep 1863