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Great West (Bark), aground, 24 Nov 1857


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GREAT WEST Barque, of Oswego, ashore near Sleeping Bear, cargo wheat. Total loss. Property loss $16,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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A despatch received by Mr. Eustaphieve, of the Buffalo Mutual Insurance Company, dated Chicago, November 27, says the bark GREAT WEST, and schooners MINNIE KINNE, KYLE SPANGLER and two others, names not known, are ashore at the Manitous.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, November 28, 1857

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      It is feared that the crews of the bark GREAT WEST and schooner KYLE SPANGLER, ashore neat the Sleeping Bear, are lost.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 30, 1857

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      A WRECKING EXPEDITION. - The schooner CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL arrived here from Cleveland yesterday, took on a steam pump (Worthington), and sailed hence on a wrecking expedition to Sleeping Bear Bay, to get off the bark GREAT WEST and the schooner KYLE SPANGLER, which went ashore there in the great gale of Nov. 20th. Both vessels were loaded with wheat, and it is feared will prove total losses. The SPANGLER is owned in Cleveland, and we believe the GREAT WEST is owned in Buffalo. The former was valued at $14,000, and the latter at $15,000. - Detroit Adv. 10.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Tuesday, April 13, 1858

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      BARK GREAT WEST. - The Detroit Tribune learns that the wrecking schooner CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL has gone to Sleeping Bear Bay, to get off the bark GREAT WEST, which went ashore last fall. The prospects of success are thought to be quite fair. The MARSHALL has two steam pumps.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Saturday, May 15, 1858

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      THE BARQUE "GREAT WEST".---The Barque GREAT WEST, which was wrecked last fall at Sleeping Bear Bay, has finally been got off, and was towed down the river yesterday, by the tug OSWEGO, on her way to Cleveland, where she will undergo repairs. It will be remembered that the GREAT WEST together with the schooner KYLE SPANGLER, went ashore at Sleeping Bear Bay, during the terrible storm in November last, and were both abandoned to the Underwriters. Some time since Capt. R. Dill, of Buffalo, contracted to get them off, and with the schooner C.J. MARSHALL, and two of Palmer's steam pumps, proceeded to the scene of the wrecks. The vessels were found deeply imbedded in the sand, and a less energetic person than Capt. Dill, would have failed in the work. But the task of getting them off has finally been accomplished, and considering their condition, in an unprecedented short space of time. The vessels were both fully laden with wheat. The GREAT WEST, was insured for $12,000, principally in the North Western.---Detroit Advertiser.
      Cleveland Morning leader
      June 7, 1858


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1857
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McN.W.3382
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Great West (Bark), aground, 24 Nov 1857