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Michigan (Propeller), struck rock, 1 Sep 1871


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Propeller MICHIGAN, struck a rock in St. Lawrence River, damaging bottom.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall


ACCIDENT TO THE MICHIGAN - The accident to the propeller MICHIGAN occurred near The Sisters Lighthouse, by striking a sunken rock. The boat was immediately headed for Grenadier Island and beached in Little Sandy Bay, nearly abreast of the light, with her bow resting in three and her stern in ten feet of water. Tuesday she was in easy position, and efforts were making to stop the leak and get her off. She is probably afloat again before this. Since the erection of the Sisters Lighthouse, all mariners agree in representing the danger at that point increased. The channel is so narrow that the glare of the light makes it impossible to correctly estimate distances in the night. - Ogdensburg Journal.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, September 15, 1871


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Reason: struck rock
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged bottom
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.5989
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Michigan (Propeller), struck rock, 1 Sep 1871