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India (Propeller), aground, 7 Nov 1871


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Propeller INDIA, bound down, struck a rock in the Sault River, causing a leak and
serious damage.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      THE ACCIDENT TO THE PROPELLER INDIA.
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Yesterday we briefly announced that an accident had happened to the fine new iron propeller INDIA, Capt. Ben. Wilkins, of the Atlantic, Duluth & Pacific Steamship Line. The INDIA cleared from Duluth for Erie and Buffalo Nov. 2nd, with a light cargo of wheat and flour. She struck a rock in the St. Marie Canal, sprung a leak, and was stranded in shoal water in Little Lake George to save her from sinking. She now lies in smooth water, and higher out than when afloat, hench her deck load of flour cannot be injured, and as her hold is divided off into several water-tight compartments, the damage to the grain cargo will probably be confined to one compartment. The wrecking tug WILCOX, with a steam pump, &c., was despatched to her assistance yesterday noon from Port Huron. She will undoubtedly be relieved without difficulty, and with the aid of steam-pumps on board complete her voyage.
The vessel was insured as follows:
      Andes Ins. Co. of Cincinnati . . . . . . . . $36,000
      Aetna Ins. Co. of Hartford . . . . . . . . $15,000
      National Ins. of Boston . . . . . . . . $10,000
      Buffalo Fire & Marine Ins. Co. of Buffalo . $ 5,000
      Western Ins. Co. of Buffalo . . . . . . . . $ 5,000
      Alps Ins. Co. of Erie, Pa. . . . . . . . . $ 7,500
      Mechanics & Trad's Ins. Co. of New York . . $ 5,000
      Buffalo City Ins. Co. of Buffalo . . . . . . $ 5,000
      Roger Williams Ins. Co. of Detroit . . . . . $10,000
      Detroit Fire & Marine Ins. Co. of Detroit . $ 5,000
      Union Mutual Ins. Co. of Philadelphia . . . $ 1,500
      British American Ins. Co. of Toronto . . . . $ 5,000

      Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$110,000

The wheat was consigned to Messrs J.M. Richmond & Co., and Preston & Wright, and was fully insured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, November 11, 1871

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THE ACCIDENT TO THE INDIA. - From a letter written by the clerk of the propeller INDIA, Andrew Mack, it seems that on the morning of Nov. 8th the water had risen in the hold to 7 1/2 feet forward, 52 inches amidships, and 57 inches aft, being a gain during the night of 6 inches. The cargo consisted of 20,000 bushels of grain and 3,000 bbls flour. A dispatch from Detroit today announces the arrival of the INDIA at that port.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, November 13, 1871

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THE INDIA. - The iron steamer INDIA, which met with an accident in the Sault Canal, arrived here yesterday afternoon. Her bottom was examined at Detroit, and a small hole found in the forward compartment, which was planked over. It is estimated that about 5,000 bushels wheat, and 500 bbls flour have been damaged. Her repairs will not cost a great deal.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, November 15, 1871


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat, flour
Remarks: Damaged
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.6425
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.45002 Longitude: -84.13336
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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India (Propeller), aground, 7 Nov 1871