The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oriental (Propeller), broke machinery, 8 Oct 1858

Full Text

Propeller ORIENTAL, broke her crank pin on Lake Michigan, got into the Manitou's. Property loss $1,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

      . . . . .

      The propeller ORIENTAL, Captain Briggs, about the safety of which serious
apprehensions had been entertained for several days, arrived on Sunday night, in
tow of the propeller POTOMAC. The ORIENTAL was due here about the middle
of last week, and her non-arrival gave rise to fears that she had been wrecked or
disabled, in the recent gale. She broke her crank during the heavy blow of last
week, but rode out the storm in safety at the Manitous, from whence she was
towed to this port by the POTOMAC. The ORIENTAL had a large cargo of
merchandise on board, 100 tons of which was for Milwaukee, some for Racine, and
a large portion for Chicago. The damage to her machinery will soon be repaired
here when she will proceed on her way. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 15, 1858

      . . . . .

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,000
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Oriental (Propeller), broke machinery, 8 Oct 1858