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St. Joseph (Propeller), aground, 1 Oct 1854

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St. JOSEPH Propeller, on Middle Island Reef, Lake Huron. Property loss $15,000.
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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THE PROPELLER St. JOSEPH.- Capt. Martin, of the St. JOSEPH arrived in our city on Saturday, and chartered the propeller OGONTZ to go to the assistance of the St. JOSEPH, who is ashore on Middle Bar Reef. She will probably be got off without sustaining any serious damage, but her cargo of merchandise will be considerably damaged.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, October 23, 1854

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Capt. Owen informs us that the propeller St. JOSEPH lies in a very critical situation, on Middle Bar Reef, and it is doubtful whether she will be got off. Her cargo, however, will be saved, though in a damaged state.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, October 26, 1854

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PROPELLER "St. JOSEPH" ---A dispatch received from Detroit yesterday morning ,informs us that but little hopes are entertained of saving the propeller St. JOSEPH, where she is ashore. Should a gale spring up, she will it is feared go to pieces.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, October 31, 1854

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We learn from a private dispatch, received yesterday that the propeller St. JOSEPH, which was ashore on Middle Bass Reef, has been got off, and was on her way to Chicago.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, November 4, 1854


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.19251 Longitude: -83.3272
William R. McNeil
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St. Joseph (Propeller), aground, 1 Oct 1854