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Major Anderson (Bark), U16326, leak, waterlogged, 3 Sep 1863

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Bark MAJOR ANDERSON, cargo lumber, sprung a leak and became waterlogged, anchored at Middle island.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      The bark MAJOR ANDERSON, from Saginaw for Chicago, with a cargo of lumber, on the morning of the 3d, while on Lake Huron, sprang a leak when she was run under the lee of Middle Island and sunk. A tug was dispatched from Detroit with steam pump to raise her.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, September 10, 1863

The MAJOR ANDERSON righted - The tug WINSLOW returned yesterday morning from Middle Island, Lake Huron, where she has been with steam pumps to raise the barque MAJOR ANDERSON, sunk there with a cargo of lumber. On pumping the vessel out, and getting across to her center board box, the leak was discovered in one of the seams of the box, which, when properly closed, the vessel was enabled to proceed on her voyage to Chicago without further delay or damage.
      Detroit Advertiser & Tribune
      September 15, 1863 4-3
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Bark MAJOR ANDERSON. U. S. No. 16326. Of 434.22 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1866

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Reason: leak, waterlogged
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,200
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.19251 Longitude: -83.3272
William R. McNeil
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Major Anderson (Bark), U16326, leak, waterlogged, 3 Sep 1863