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Missouri (Propeller), U16314, aground, 9 Jul 1861

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MISSOURI Propeller, ashore at Forty Mile Point, Lake Huron. Got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

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PROPELLER MISSOURI SUNK.---The Detroit Tribune of Saturday, say a letter to Messrs. J. L. Hurd & Co., of this city, received today by the propeller COMET, from Capt. Woodworth, and dated the 10th. inst., states that this fine propeller struck on a reef at Forty Mile Point on Lake Huron, and 18 miles from Cheboygan River, and was immediately scuttled to prevent her pounding and going to pieces. The wrecking tug LEVIATHAN, stationed at Mackinaw, has been sent for, with which Capt. Woodworth was of the opinion that she could be pumped out and immediately got afloat again. The MISSOURI is a first class propeller of the Western Transportation Company's line, and is commanded by a careful and skillful navigator. She struck at 12 o'clock at night during thick weather.
LATER.---We learn that the tug LEVIATHAN went to the assistance of the propeller MISSOURI, pumped her out, and got her off. She was found to be so little damaged as to be able to proceed on her way to Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 17, 1861

Steam screw MISSOURI. U. S. No. 16314. Of 664.46 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
Screw MISSOURI. U. S. No. 16314. Of 588 tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1857. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION -- Lost 1891.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,200
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.48529 Longitude: -83.90945
William R. McNeil
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Missouri (Propeller), U16314, aground, 9 Jul 1861