The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
General Taylor (Propeller), gale damage, 9 Nov 1860

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Prop. GENERAL TAYLOR, was thrown on her beam ends by the shifting of her
cargo, in a gale on Lake Huron, Jettisoned 175 barrels of copper ore, and got
into Tawas Harbor under canvas, her steam pipe being broken and smoke stack
lost. She was towed to Detroit.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. Casualty List, 1860

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The prop. GENERAL TAYLOR reached here yesterday afternoon, in a disabled
condition, from Lake Superior. Capt. Parker informs us that he left Wellington
Mines early on Friday morning last, and at 4:00 P.M. had got as far as Saginaw
Bay, at which time the wind was blowing heavily from the southward, with
unusually rough seas, which after carrying away the midship gangways, made a
clean breach over the vessel. She at once shifted her cargo, and rolled over on
her beam-ends, with 4 ft. of water in the hold. To save her from going down,
Capt. Parker ordered the copper, which was in barrels to be thrown overboard,
which was done, to the number of about 100 barrels. At this juncture her steam
pipes burst, and her smoke stack gave way and went over the side. The anchor
was let go, and the pumps manned, and by great exertion she was pumped out, and
by the aid of her sails, was enabled to reach Tawas Bay, where the clerk, Mr.
Prince was despatched for a tug. On Sunday afternoon the tug H.P. CLINTON
came alongside, which towed her to this city, arriving here as above stated.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 14, 1860

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Cargo: $6,000
Freight: copper ore
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
William R. McNeil
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General Taylor (Propeller), gale damage, 9 Nov 1860