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J. E. Mulford (Propeller), broke machinery, 6 Nov 1856


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Propeller tug J.E. MULFORD, broke machinery in gale off Chicago and damaged hull.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

      . . . . .

      MARINE DISASTERS - WRECKS AT THE MOUTH OF THE HARBOR.
Marine disasters continue to thicken upon us. Yesterday the wind blew a gale from the
south, making the water in river and harbor very low, and rolling a tremendous sea around
the piers.
      Vessels of heavy draft could not get in at either the north or south channel, and were
wrecked in the attempt or driven into a jam against the north pier. The scene at the mouth
of the harbor was distressing. We give the situation of the various vessels, as near as we
can make them out.
      There was a vessel on the bar, probably scuttled, which could not be made out. She
showed no signals, and the sea broke over her constantly.
      The tug J.C. MULFORD, in attempting to assiste the vessels, broke her wheel and was
then thrown against the pier, and rendered almost a total wreck. She was towed in by the
CUSHING. - Chicago Dem. Press, Nov. 7. (part)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 10, 1856


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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2807
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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J. E. Mulford (Propeller), broke machinery, 6 Nov 1856