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L. L. Britton (Propeller), aground, 1 Jul 1861

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BRITTON, L. L. Propeller, cargo R. R. ties, stranded near Calumet, Lake Michigan, in a gale. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

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The propeller L. P. BRITTON whose probable loss with all onboard, we published yesterday, went ashore on the south side of the lake, near the Indiana shore, about six miles above Calumet River, on Sunday night. Capt. Adams, his family and crew all got ashore safely, and are encamped near the wreck, quite in Robinson Crusoe fashion. The boat is an entire wreck, and her machinery is about all out of her. The cargo of the propeller was railroad ties, and them for the most part are washed ashore. --- Chicago Democrat
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 19, 1861

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L. L. BRITTON, propeller of 115 tons, built Amity, N. Y., 1854. Owned by J. Q. Adams Home port, New York. Value $3,000 Class C 1. REMARKS.---Canal lake boat
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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L. L. BRITTON, paddle-wheel steamer of 115 tons. Built Amity Springs, N. Y., 1854. First port of Registry, Albany, N. Y. REMARKS.-- Abandoned 1857
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      1790 - 1868, Lytle - Holdcamper List

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NOTE.---If the Lytle List is correct, then the BRITTON was rebuilt into a propeller between 1857 and 1860 ? ? ?

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,000
Cargo: $500
Freight: R.R.ties
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.73309 Longitude: -87.5256
William R. McNeil
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L. L. Britton (Propeller), aground, 1 Jul 1861