The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Pocahontas (Propeller), aground, 16 Nov 1854

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POCAHONTAS Propeller, ashore at Grand Haven, Lake Michigan, loaded with merchandise, jettisoned deck load of stoves and merchandise. Property loss $5,000
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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The propeller POCAHONTAS, bound from Buffalo to Grand Haven, Lake Michigan,
arrived at the latter place with the loss only of her deck load.
      The Democracy, BUffalo
      Saturday, November 25, 1854

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      PROPELLER "POCAHONTAS" ASHORE.---The Milwaukee Sentinel, learns
from Capt. Cooley, of the schooner WARREN, from Grand Haven, that the propeller
POCAHONTAS bound up with a cargo of merchandise for Grand River, Milwaukee,
and ports above, struck the bar at the mouth of that river, on Thursday, 16th. and
unshipped her rudder, besides sustaining other serious damage. A part of her cargo,
mostly furniture, was thrown overboard, and part rolled over her side, while aground.
It was reported that the propeller would be unable to continue her voyage. A boiler
belonging to Mr. Ferry, of Grand Haven, went overboard.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, November 29, 1854

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.06307 Longitude: -86.22839
William R. McNeil
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Pocahontas (Propeller), aground, 16 Nov 1854