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John F. Porter (Schooner), aground, 21 Oct 1855


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PORTER, J.F. Schooner, ashore at Milwaukee. Property loss $10,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)



THE GALE ON LAKE MICHIGAN. -- The Milwaukee sentinel of Monday, contains accounts of numerous marine disasters in that vicinity, the most serious of which is the total loss of the propeller ALLEGHENY.
The following other vessels are ashore at this port: - Schooners -- ROVER, near South Pier; J.F. PORTER, near North Point; HARVEST, near North Point.
      The schooner PORTER, belonging to Mr. Eldred, of this city, with 85,000 feet of lumber, capsized off this point, the crew escaping to the shore in a small boat. The schooner ROVER is high and dry near the Government Pier. The propeller OMAR PASHA, and one or two vessels, are aground between the piers, and will be got off without damage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 25, 1855


      The schooner PORTER, capsized off North Point, was loaded with provisions for the lumber stations, and not with lumber, as before stated. -- Milwaukee Sentinel, 23d.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, October 26, 1855


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Date of Original:
1855
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Local identifier:
McN.W.1094
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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John F. Porter (Schooner), aground, 21 Oct 1855