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General Worth (Brig), leak, 1 Jun 1858

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Brig GENERAL WORTH, cargo coal, sprang a leak, discharged cargo and repaired. Property loss $2,750.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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ARRIVAL OF THE IRON CITY. - The propeller IRON CITY arrived on Saturday
morning. She left Marquette on Wednesday morning, and the Sault on Thursday
morning. Met the brig GENERAL WORTH in the Sault River, in a sinking condition
having sprung a leak; she was loaded with coal. It was thought she would reach the
Sault, however, before going down. (part of article)
      Cleveland Morning leader
      June 14, 1858

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      DISASTER. - The Cleveland Review says that the brig GEN. WORTH, bound from
Cleveland for Marquette with a cargo of coal, struck a rock near Round Island one day
last week. She was leaking badly, but expected to be able to reach the Sault.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 18, 1858

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.4428 Longitude: -84.51588
William R. McNeil
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General Worth (Brig), leak, 1 Jun 1858