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Garden City (Schooner), sunk, 9 Oct 1858


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Schooner GARDEN CITY, cargo of iron & salt, ashore at Point Sauble, Lake Michigan; got off and sunk in deep water with tug SALVOR's large wrecking pump on board; Total loss. Property loss $17,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

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      The schooner GARDEN CITY is ashore at Point Betsie, with a cargo of salt and
railroad iron. The SALVOR has gone to her. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October, 16, 1858

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      THE GARDEN CITY, A TOTAL LOSS. - The GARDEN CITY, with 800
barrels of salt, and thirty-six tons of car wheels, for this port, went ashore on
Thursday night last, on Little Point Sauble. On Sunday, the tug SALVOR, Capt.
Keaho, was sent to her assistance, with three steam pumps, and succeeded in
floating her, and started for Grand River. She had only been towed about ten
miles on her way, when she went to pieces and sank. Capt. Keaho, succeeded,
at the imminent peril of his tug, and of the lives of himself and crew, in saving
two of the steam pumps, but the third and most valuable one, worth $3,000 was
carried down with the sinking craft, and is a total loss, as she lies in twenty
fathoms of water. - Chicago Democrat, 14th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 18, 1858

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      A large Lower Lake vessel went ashore near Point Sauble. An Insurance tug
from Chicago came to get her off. The tug brought a steam pump, and pumped the
vessel and floated her off, when she sunk with the steam pump aboard, leaving
nothing but her top-mast to be seen. She was loaded with railroad iron, mostly
wheels, but we did not learn her destination. She will prove a total loss. -
Grand Rapids Enquirer, 21st.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 25, 1858



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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: iron & salt
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1858
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Local identifier:
McN.W.3779
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Garden City (Schooner), sunk, 9 Oct 1858