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S. C. Baldwin (Propeller), U23957, leak, 1 Jul 1871

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Propeller barge S.C. BALDWIN, sprung a leak and jettisoned 75 tons of pig iron on Lake Michigan.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall.

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JETTISONED. - The propeller S.C. BALDWIN sprung a leak on the west shore of Lake Michigan, and was compelled to throw overboard 75 tons of pig iron. The disaster happened between Sheboygan and Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, July 26, 1871

Steam screw S.C. BALDWIN. U. S. No. 23957. Of 418.18 tons. Home port, St. Clair, Mich. Of 287 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: pig iron
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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S. C. Baldwin (Propeller), U23957, leak, 1 Jul 1871