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Pocahontas (Propeller), aground, 8 Apr 1862


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POCAHONTAS Propeller, cargo corn and flour, was driven ashore on Long Point, Lake Erie., in a gale, where she became a total wreck.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863. (Casualty List, 1862)

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      ASHORE. - The propeller POCAHONTAS, bound from Toledo to Buffalo, laden with corn and flour, was driven ashore at Long Point on Tuesday evening, and it is feared she will go to pieces. Hull and cargo are fully insured.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, April 10, 1862

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      PROPELLER POCAHONTAS. - This propeller in her passage from Toledo to this port encountered a heavy sea and when off Long Point, C. W., sprung a leak.
      The water came in so fast that to prevent her sinking in deep water, the Captain ran her ashore on Long Point, near Port Dover. The propeller CALIFORNIA went to her relief yesterday with the steam pumps of the Buffalo Mutual and Home Insurance Companies. From information already obtained it is feared she will be
a total loss. She is laden with corn and flour, which are full insured.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, April 11, 1862

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The prop. POCAHONTAS which went ashore on Long Pt. on Tuesday evening last, has since gone to pieces. The flour on board was all washed overboard, while the 11,000 bushels of corn in her hold, and the remainder of her cargo is likely to prove a total loss. Both vessel and cargo were fully insured. - Buff. Commercial, 12th.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 16, 1862 4-3

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      COLUMBIAN (Marine) INSURANCE CO. - The Propeller POCAHONTAS which went ashore at Long Point, on Tuesday last, has become a wreck and her cargo, a total loss. We are informed that the President of the above Company on learning these facts, telegraphed to H.S. Walbridge & Co., of this city---shippers of the corn (11,000 bushels and 600 bbls, of flour)--authorizing them to draw at sight upon the treasurer of the Company for the amount of insurance on the grain. Such promptitude is highly commendable. Rounds & Hall are the agents in this city.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, May 5, 1862

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      Port of Buffalo, Arrived, May 29, 1862
Scow STAR, Talbot, Long Point, -- part wreck of propeller POCAHONTAS.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, May 30, 1862
     
     


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $12,000
Cargo: ?
Freight: corn & flour
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1862
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Local identifier:
McN.W.4856
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Pocahontas (Propeller), aground, 8 Apr 1862