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Wabash Valley (Propeller), aground, 22 Nov 1860


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Propeller WABASH VALLEY, cargo 1,000 barrels of flour, stranded at Muskegon, Lake Michigan.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

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WRECK OF THE WABASH VALLEY - The propeller WABASH VALLEY, with a cargo of 1400 barrels of flour, bound from Milwaukee to Grand Haven, went ashore Thursday morning at the mouth of the Muskegon River, and became a total wreck. No lives were lost. The boat was valued at $30,000; small insurance. The WABASH VALLEY was in the employ of the Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad, and the loss will fall on this company as they insure all freight to the shippers.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, November 24, 1860



      COLLISION CASE. -- We cut the following from the Detroit Free Press of the 11th. inst.: -- "The United States District Court, now in session, is engaged in trying the important collision case between the propellers WABASH VALLEY and MINERAL ROCK, which occurred on Lake Huron in September last. The former vessel was owned in Chicago, and was bound, and was bound from Port Sarnia to that place. The MINERAL ROCK was one of our Lake Superior fleet, and was bound from here to Portage lake. The WABASH VALLEY was sailed by Captain S.W. Morgan, under whose charge she was recently lost near Muskegon, Lake Michigan by mistaking that light for the light of Grand Haven.
      "Geo. B. Hibbard, of Buffalo, and Alfred Russell, of this city, appear as counsel for the MINERAL ROCK, and H.M. Emmons and John S. Newberry, of this city, for the WABASH VALLEY. The amount involved being large, the case will attract much attention.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 14, 1861
     
     
      Screw steamer WABASH VALLEY. Of 592 tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1856. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION. -- Stranded November 22, 1860 at Muskegon, Mich.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
     
     
     
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: Nil
Hull damage: $25,000
Cargo: $7,000
Freight: flour
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1860
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Local identifier:
McN.W.4218
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Wabash Valley (Propeller), aground, 22 Nov 1860