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Cincinnati (Propeller), aground, 1 Dec 1854


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Propeller CINCINATTI, ashore at Point Au Barques, Lake Huron. Property loss $40,000.
      Buffalo Democracy
      February 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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      The propeller CINCINNATI, which plied between Chicago and Oswego, became unmanageable a few days since, on Lake Huron, and beached about 100 miles above Detroit. She was loaded with wheat and clover seed. No lives lost. The vessel will be got off without much damage.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Friday, December 15, 1854

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The Detroit Tribune reports that 1600 bushels of wheat had been got out of the propeller CINCINNATI, but that the rest of her cargo is a total loss.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Thursday, December 21, 1854

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LOSS OF THE CINCINNATI.---The propeller CINCINNATI, which started from Chicago with a full load of wheat, went ashore last week near Forestville, on Lake Huron, and has gone to pieces. She will prove a total loss, as well as her cargo. The captain and crew arrived here yesterday, having been brought down to Port Huron by the steamboat FORESTER, which went after them. The CINCINNATI was owned by Messrs. Fitzhugh & Littlejohn, of Oswego, and, we believe, was a new vessel.-------Detroit Advertiser
The propeller CINCINATTI was built at this port by Geo. S. Weeks, and came out in the spring of 1853. Her captain reached this city yesterday, on his way to Oswego. He related to us the manner in which his vessel was lost, and we do not believe we have ever heard of a similar accident. The CINCINNATI was bound down with a cargo of wheat, in the gale on Lake Huron. The snow storm was very severe, and the captain was unable to see the land, or ascertain his exact whereabouts. nearly every sea made a clear sweep over her, and her men were unable to keep on deck. The engine stopped suddenly and got on the centre, and the engineer was unable to get it off. After working some minutes without success, it was ascertained that a large hawser had become wound round and round the wheel, so that it could not be moved either forward or backward. The engineer and an assistant went down with axes and chisels to cut it off, but before the work was accomplished, the propeller struck, swung round and went ashore. The hawser had been laying on the forward part of the propeller, and had been washed overboard by a sea. It was noticed by the wheelsman, and in less than ten minutes afterwards the propeller stopped. The hull of the CINCINNATI may be saved, but most of her cargo will be a total loss.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, December 14, 1854

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The steamer NORTH STAR passed the propeller CINCINNATI, which went ashore near Point aux Barques,last fall. She still lies where she went on, and apparently is uninjured.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, May 7, 1855

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PROPELLER CINCINNATI.---This vessel which was stranded last fall on Lake Huron, has been pumped out and taken to Detroit for repairs.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, May 31, 1855

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      The prop. CINCINNATI, of Oswego, which was stranded last fall near Point au Barques, has been raised by the aid of Capt. A. Palmer's rotary steam pump, and towed to this port for repairs. The invention of this pump bids fair to become of immense advantage to owners of steam and sail vessels on the lakes. In this instance, it overcame a leak large enough to admit a man's body, and several lesser leaks, and raised the vessel which was lying in 8 feet of water, deeply imbedded in the sand, in about 7 hours after the pump commenced working. Capt. Palmer has located one of these pumps at this place, and has appointed Mr. J.L. Wolverton, ship builder, as agent.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 2, 1855

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      The Oswego Times of the 9th, says: - Capt. Wm. Morgan, of the North Western Insurance Company, arrived here from Detroit on Saturday evening, with the propeller CINCINNATI, which went ashore on Lake Huron, in the great gale of last December. He had her hauled off and repaired, and now reports her as good as new.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, July 11, 1855


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1854
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McN.W.460
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Cincinnati (Propeller), aground, 1 Dec 1854