Propeller MOHAWK, aground on the Graham Shoals, Lake Michigan, jettisoned about 100 barrels of beef and some hides and got off, she afterwards ran on Solus Island, Lake Huron, jettisoned about 650 barrels beef and 600 hides and got off. Property loss $23,530.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
January 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)
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ARRIVAL OF THE MOHAWK FROM CHICAGO -
STORMY PASSAGE - LOSS OF PART OF HER CARGO.
The Western Transportation Co.'s propeller MOHAWK, Capt. H.D. Pheatt,
arrived here at 11 o'clock today. She reports heavy weather all the way down.
She got aground twice, and, in order to get afloat, was obliged to jettison a
valuable lot of freight. Captain Pheatt informs us that the worst of the gale was
experienced on Saturday and Sunday. Left Manitou Island on Friday night and
brought up Saturday morning on Graham Shoals, when she was got afloat by
throwing overboard between 80 and 100 barrels of beef and a lot of hides. She
then steered for Mackinac, where she lay until Sunday morning, when she again
started out, but owing to the severity of the gale took refuge at Sheboygan Dock,
Duncan City; but the sea was so rough that she was again driven out. She then
came down below Thunder Bay Island, and run on Black River Islands. Here
between 600 and 700 barrels of beef and 600 hides were thrown over before she
could be got off. From this port to Detroit no trouble was experienced.
Capt. Pheatt reports the schooner MARY A. HUBBARD ashore at Mackinac.
Her bilge was already pounded out, and her condition very precarious.
A fore-and-after, name unknown, in endeavoring to make Manitowoc Harbor, on
Thursday, was driven ashore.
The MOHAWK is taking on some freight, and will leave for Buffalo this evening
- Detroit Tribune.
Buffalo Daily Courier
Thursday, December 9, 1858