The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
May Flower (Propeller), aground, 28 Nov 1853

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MAY FLOWER Propeller, grounded in Straits of Mackinaw, jetted 40 tons merchandise, got off. Property loss $7,000.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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The Milwaukee Sentinel says:- The propeller MAY FLOWER, Capt. Gibson,
arrived here Saturday morning, with a cargo of merchandize. On the night of the
29th, November, while passing the Straits of Mackinac in a thick snow storm, the
MAY FLOWER went ashore at Point Sable. After throwing overboard a portion of
her cargo and with the help of propeller St. JOSEPH, she got off again on the 30th.
without any damage to the vessel. The articles thrown overboard as far as known,
were 70 bbls. turpentine for Rracine, 50 bbls turpentine for other lake ports, 85
85 stoves for Chicago, 18 bbls and 3 hhds molasses for Chicago, and a lot of bar
and bundle iron for H.J. Nazro's & Co., of this city.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 8, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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May Flower (Propeller), aground, 28 Nov 1853