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Sam Flint (Schooner), U23660, disabled, 1 Oct 1871

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Schooner SAM FLINT, cargo grain, disabled on Saginaw Bay; towed inside.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      SCHOONER SAM FLINT. - The steamer BROOKLYN reports the schooner SAM FLINT, grain loaded, in a partially disabled condition on Saginaw Bay, but finally bore up for Tawas. Her main gaff was gone and she was otherwise crippled, and unable to proceed on her voyage. A tug was sent for to Port Huron to tow her through to Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, October 21, 1871

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      THE SAM FLINT. - This schooner, which is reported by a morning contemporary in a disabled condition in Saginaw Bay, arrived here this morning. She receive a new boom at Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, October 24, 1871

Schooner SAM FLINT. U. S. No. 23660. Of 499.33 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N,Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: disabled
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
William R. McNeil
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Sam Flint (Schooner), U23660, disabled, 1 Oct 1871