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Montezuma (Propeller), leak, 4 May 1854


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MONTEZUMA Propeller, sprang a leak off Manistee, Lake Michigan, jettisoned cargo. Property loss $7,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

      . . . . .

      The propeller MONTEZUMA, Capt. Soper, which cleared from this port on
Wednesday last for Buffalo, with 11,000 bushels of rye, 117 barrels of pork, and
about 10 bales of deer skins, put back on Saturday evening, about 6 o'clock, in
distress. She had got within fifty miles of the Manitous, on the 4th, when from
being deeply laden and laboring considerably in a rough sea, she sprung a leak.
The captain threw over, thirty or forty barrels of pork, and about a dozen bales
of deer skins, with the idea of thereby lightening the vessel. The MONTEZUMA
was immediately put about, and came into this harbor with three feet of water in
her hold. The rye is supposed to be badly damaged. It was being transferred
yesterday on board of a small schooner. The propeller will go into the dry dock
for repair.----Chicago Tribune, 9th.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      May 11, 1854


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Notes:
Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: rye, pork, skins
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1854
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.1673
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.24445 Longitude: -86.32425
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Montezuma (Propeller), leak, 4 May 1854