The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
General Scott (Steamboat), sunk, 21 Mar 1853

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Steamer GENERAL SCOTT, sank at Saginaw, got up. Property loss $500.
      Buffalo Express
      January 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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      The Saginaw Times says: "We learn that the stmr. GENERAL SCOTT, lying at
Watson's dock, Lower Saginaw, was found sunk in 12 ft. of water, on the morning
of the 21st. ult. It appears that a number of workmen had been employed the day
previous in cleaning her hold, and that by some means they loosened a plug in
her bottom, and before the discovery was made, she was so nearly filled with
water that the hole could not be reached. Active preparations are making for
raising her, and before many days we shall expect to see her plying up and down
our river. She is to run in connection with the other boats on the river,
making one trip a week to Au Sable River, and the various fisheries on the bay.
She is to be commanded as heretofore by Capt. Cole.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 11, 1853

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41947 Longitude: -83.95081
William R. McNeil
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General Scott (Steamboat), sunk, 21 Mar 1853