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E. M. Portch (Schooner), U8300, waterlogged, 1 Aug 1871

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Schooner E.M. PORTCH, cargo lumber, sprung leak and waterlogged near Washington Harbor; towed to Chicago.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall.

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      THE PORTCH. - The wrecking tug G.W. WOOD, has gone to the rescue of the schooner E.M. PORTCH, of Chicago, sunk in Washington Harbor.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, September 6, 1871

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      SAFE. - The tug GEO. W. WOOD returned to Chicago Friday morning with the schooner E.M. PORTCH, from Washington Harbor. Her damages are of a light character. She will go into drydock as soon as her cargo of lumber is discharged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, September 11, 1871

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Reason: waterlogged
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Recovered
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William R. McNeil
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E. M. Portch (Schooner), U8300, waterlogged, 1 Aug 1871