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Michigan (Propeller), aground, 24 Sep 1862


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Propeller MICHIGAN, cargo merchandise, aground on St. Helena Reef, near Mackinaw.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)

      . . . . .

      THE PROPELLER MICHIGAN ASHORE. - Information reached here yesterday
that the propeller MICHIGAN, of the N. T. Co.'s line, was ashore on St. Helena Reef,
near Mackinaw. She went on during some heavy weather on Wednesday last while
enceavoring to make a harbor. We learn that the tug LEVIATHAN had gone to her
assistance with a lighter, when the PRARIE STATE, which arrived yesterday P.M.,
passed Mackinaw. The MICHIGAN was bound up loaded with merchandize for this
city and Chicago. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, October 2, 1862

      . . . . .

      "The RELIEF had but just succeeded in getting the propeller MICHIGAN off
where she was ashore, near Mackinac. When she answered the call, and went to
rescue the DAUNTLESS from her perilous position." (part)
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, October 6, 1862

      . . . . .

      OFF THE REEF. - The tug LEVIATHAN arrived on Thursday night, having in tow
the propeller MICHIGAN. The latter vessel had been ashore on the St. Helena
Reef, 18 miles south of Mackinaw. The MICHIGAN was bound for Chicago at the
time of the accident, and was loaded with merchandise for Milwaukee and Chicago
Much of her cargo was badly damaged, some portions being worthless, having been
submerged nearly a week. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, October 7, 1862



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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,050
Cargo: $3,000
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1862
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Local identifier:
McN.W.5069
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Michigan (Propeller), aground, 24 Sep 1862