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Philena Mills (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1847

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Schooner PHILENA MILLS, ashore near presqu'Isle, Lake Huron.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

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DISASTERS - The PAULINA MILLS is ashore at 40 Mile Point, some 40 miles from Presqu'Isle. - Detroit Advertiser
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, November 27, 1847

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      GALE ON LAKE HURON. - The steamer NILE, brings intelligence that this lake has recently been visited with a severe gale. The new schooner MARIA COBB is ashore at Point Au Sable, with a full cargo of wheat.. The schooner P. MILLS, is ashore at Forty Mile Point, with a cargo of 8,000 bushels wheat, consigned to John Hollister. Vessel and cargo probably a total loss. Cargo insured in the Buffalo Fire and Marine Insurance Company.
      Buffalo Republic
      Saturday, November 27, 1847

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      The Schooner P. MILLS - This vessel has arrived at this port in a leaky condition, having thrown all her cargo overboard on Lake Huron. She was loaded with wheat. Part of her cargo was thrown over at Presqu'Isle, Lake Huron, where she arrived after getting off, but leaked so badly that she filled at the dock. By throwing over what was on board when she got off, the crew got her afloat and succeeded in bringing the vessel to this Port.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, December 7, 1847

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MILLS, PHILENA Schooner, reported ashore between Presqu'Isle and Bois Blanc Island, Lake Huron. Cargo 8,000 bushels of wheat is a total loss. Nov. 1847
      Casualty List for 1847
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
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Philena Mills (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1847