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Globe (Propeller), aground, 24 Oct 1856

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Propeller GLOBE No. 2, cargo merchandise, grounded on Milwaukee 'bar' and sustained damage.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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The Gale At Milwaukee - Damage To Propellers, Vessels, Etc. - The gale was
severe all day, yesterday, and the waves in the bay presented a grand sight to
those who chose to face the driving rain to look at them. The wind blew from
the eastward until towards evening, when it veered to the northeast, and came in
with greater violence.
The propeller GLOBE, bound up, with a large cargo of merchandise, in coming
into the harbor in the morning, struck the bar between the piers, and knocked
off a part of her stem, and her rudder post, making a leak through which the
water entered freely. A steam pump was put aboard, and she was raised enough
to be brought inside of the piers, where she lay at night, with eight feet water in
her hold. She had on board about 150 tons merchandise for this port, which the
Clerk says is on deck and uninjured. - Milwaukee Sentinel, 25.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, October 28, 1856

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Cargo: $5,000
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Globe (Propeller), aground, 24 Oct 1856