The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Portsmouth (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1861

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PORTSMOUTH Propeller, ashore at Kelley's Island.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List, 1861

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      We learn from S.S. Reed, Esq., agent of the New York & Erie Line; that the
propeller PORTSMOUTH, while on her way to this port on Wednesday morning
last, ran ashore, on the lower end of Kelly's island. The vessel was headed for
Kelly's dock, but it was snowing very hard, shutting out all observation, until the
vessel struck. She lies perfectly easy, and has sustained no damage, and it is
believed, will be got off without difficulty as soon as the water rises. The steamers
NEW YORk and OLEAN are with her, and as the wind has in a measure declined
they will probably get her off today. - Toledo Blade
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 4, 1861

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THE PORTSMOUTH.--- This propeller, that went ashore on Kelly's Island, has been
hauled off without sustaining any injury. - Cleveland Herald
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 5, 1861

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $100
Remarks: Got off
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.60422 Longitude: -82.7074
William R. McNeil
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Portsmouth (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1861