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Raleigh (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1871


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Barge RALEIGH, ashore at Peach Island; cargo grain, lightered.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall


      AGROUND. - The new steam barge RALEIGH, which made her first appearance in this port yesterday evening, grounded in the river, opposite the Bennett elevator. She is loaded with 57,500 bushels of corn, and was drawing when she struck 14 feet of water. The wind was from the northeast all day yesterday, which blew the water up the lake. After the RALEIGH touched the water fell another foot, so that she is now very hard on. The RALEIGH is a staunch looking craft, and it is probable she will prove a profitable investment. She cleared from Chicago on the 2nd. and arrived here late on the 7th. She hails from Buffalo and is commanded by Capt. Ben Wolverton.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, September 8, 1871


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Notes:
Reason: aground
Freight: grain
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1871
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.6192
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.345 Longitude: -82.927777
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Raleigh (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1871