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Troy (Propeller), aground, 7 Aug 1856

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Propeller TROY, ashore on Bois Blanc Island, Lake Huron, lighted and pulled off, towed to Chicago and repaired.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      MORE EFFECTS OF THE GALE. - The Express learns from the officers of the propeller CUYAHOGA which arrived here last evening, that the propeller TROY, bound from this port to Grand Haven, is ashore at the foot of Bois Blanc Island
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, August 13, 1856

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PROPELLER TROY ASHORE - By the propeller PLYMOUTH, which arrived here Tuesday morning, says the Chicago Tribune, we have news of the propeller TROY going ashore in a fog on Thursday last at 3 o'clock in the morning, on the south side of Bois Blanc Island, Lake Huron. She was commanded by Capt. Warren, and bound from Buffalo to Grand Haven and intermediate ports, with a full cargo of merchandise and passengers. No lives lost. Efforts were made Thursday to get her off by throwing a quantity of marble and nails overboard. A schooner from Mackinac was taking off goods, and a portion of them had been taken to the beach before the PLYMOUTH reached the Island. The TROY had about five feet of water in her hold when the PLYMOUTH left Friday afternoon, and Capt. Gibson took off 25 passengers from her to Grand Traverse Bay. Should the weather prove favorable, the TROY may be pumped out and got off. She had a quantity of salt and water lime in her hold, which would be spoiled by the water. The steamer NIAGARA brought three or four of the TROY's passengers from Mackinac to this city.
P. S. --- We learn from Capt. Fobbins that the TROY was got off on Sunday last, and taken to Mackinac, leaking badly. She discharged her whole cargo at that port, and proceeded on Monday to Chicago with a steam pump constantly working.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, August 14, 1856

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AFLOAT. - The propeller TROY is out of the dry-dock and is loading for Buffalo via Grand Haven. The TROY was recently beached at Bois Blanc Island. - Chicago Tribune, 21.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, August 23, 1856

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Steam screw TROY. Of 340 tons gross. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1849. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. DISPOSITION. - Foundered Point Dubuque, Lake Huron, October 16, 1859, with the loss of 23 lives.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,600
Cargo: $2,903
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Troy (Propeller), aground, 7 Aug 1856