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Bay City (Brig), dismasted, 29 Apr 1858


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Brig BAY CITY, dismasted on Lake Huron, got into Detroit. Property loss $3,500
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      ACCIDENTS. - The brig C.P. WILLIAMS, which passed down yesterday, had her top-mast and top-gallantmast carried away in a late gale on Lake Huron. She stopped at Port Huron and repaired.
      The brig ELIAS CROSS also lost her main boom in the same gale.
      The SYRACUSE lost two men overboard, but we did not learn their names.
      The schooner BAY CITY was also dismasted. - Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 5, 1858

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      The brig BAY CITY is dismasted at Sheboygan in the Straits. This occurred
in a squall last Friday night. She was bound down with a cargo of wheat. The
tug OSWEGO was yesterday telegraphed to go to her assistance, and was to have
started last night. - Chicago Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 6, 1858

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BRIG BAY CITY. - This vessel which was dismasted in the gale of the 29th,
below Mackinac, arrived here today, in tow of the OSWEGO. Judging from her
appearance the squall must have been a severe one. Her masts were snapped as if
they had been mere pipe stems. Her yards are used up, and her sails are badly
torn, but with the exception of some little damage to her rails, caused by the
falling masts, she is otherwise uninjured. She is owned by H.T. Braddock & Co.
of Saginaw, and is loaded with 17,900 bushels of wheat. It is not yet
determined whether she will repair here or Buffalo. - Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, May 11, 1858

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The brig BAY CITY, which came into port a few days since, says the Detroit Advertiser, of Yesterday, with her spars, masts, and rigging all carried away, is to be repaired at Campbell & C0.'s shipyard, above the water works. Cost of repairs about $2,000.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Friday, May 14, 1858

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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1858
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Local identifier:
McN.W.3591
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Bay City (Brig), dismasted, 29 Apr 1858