The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sultan (Brig), capsized, 10 Jun 1853

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SULTAN Brig, capsized in Green Bay, Lake Michigan. Got up and repaired. Property loss $4,000
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

CAPSIZED:--We learn from Capt. Summerville, of the schooner ADVANCE, which arrived on Sunday evening from Green Bay, that the brig SULTAN, Capt. John Igoe, hence for Navarino, capsized in a squall about 5 o'clock on Monday afternoon, 6th. inst., five miles from Chambers Island. The brig WABASH, Capt. Murphy, hence for Pshtigo, took off the crew on the following afternoon. Capt. Ihoe would proceed to Navarino, and endeavor to procure a steamer to tow his brig into that harbor.
      The SULTAN is owned by G.M. Higginson, Esq., of this city, lumber dealer. She is insured for $6,000, viz: $2,500 in the Buffalo Mutual; $2,000 in the Chicago Mutual, and $1,500 in the North Western Insurance Company. - - -Chicago Democrat Press, 14th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 17, 1853

We learn by the brig MARY, that the brig SULTAN, which was capsized some two weeks since, was being raised, and that by the assistance of three vessels her decks were raised above water, last Tuesday morning, when the MARY passed her. - Chicago Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, July 8, 1853

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.02971 Longitude: -87.46094
William R. McNeil
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Sultan (Brig), capsized, 10 Jun 1853