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Francis Mills (Brig), aground, 12 Oct 1847


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MILLS, FRANCIS Brig, a total loss on Erie Peninsula.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

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      BRIG FRANCIS MILLS ASHORE. - A letter from Capt. Evans, dated Erie, Oct. 13, states that the FRANCIS MILLS was driven ashore in a gale of wind about 9 o'clock the previous evening, while trying to make the harbor of Erie. He thinks the vessel will be a total loss, as her back is broken and her decks are under water.
      The MILLS cleared from this port on Monday, with 550 bbls flour, 129 kegs of butter, 2778 bushels oats, and 23 bbls meal, for Buffalo. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Republic
      Monday, October 18, 1847

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A letter from Capt. Evans, dated Erie, Oct. 13th, states that the FRANCIS MILLS was driven ashore in a gale about 9 o'clock the previous evening, while trying to make the harbor of Erie.
He thinks the vessel will be a total loss, as her back is broken and her decks are under water. The MILLS cleared from this Port on Monday, with 550 bbls flour, 139 kegs of butter, 2778 bushels oats, and 23 bbls meal, for Buffalo.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wed. Oct. 20, 1847

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MILLS, FRANCIS Brig, ashore at the west end of the Erie Peninsula, reported full of water and broken in two. Cargo 550 barrels flour; 22 barrels meat; 150 kegs butter; 2770 bushels oats; 500 staves.
      Casualty List for 1847
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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Reason: aground
Freight: flour, butter &c.
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1847
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Local identifier:
McN.W.636
Language of Item:
English
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Francis Mills (Brig), aground, 12 Oct 1847