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Maumee Valley (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1869


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MAUMEE VALLEY Schooner, broke from Grand Island Pier, Lake Superior; went ashore; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      The schr. MAUMEE VALLEY lies high and dry on the beach at Marquette. She arrived at that port on the 14th inst., and let go both anchors, but the sea was so heavy it carried her ashore rapidly, and she now lies above the low water mark, broadside to the the sea. The wind continued to blow a gale from the north east during the day, accompanied by a heavy sea. The vessel's rudder is unshipped, her stern post pretty badly smashed, and fore-foot knocked off; but she has no holes in her yet. She lies easy on a sand beach. She is owned by Miller, Peck & Co., of Perrysburg, Ohio, was built in September 1868, rates A1 with a carrying capacity of 277 tons, old measurement. She is insured in the Toledo Mutual Insurance Co. for $15,000. She will have to be jacked up and have ways put under her to get her off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 20, 1869 3-4

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      The schr. MAUMEE VALLEY has been relieved from her dangerous situation on Lake Superior, and is now probably en route for Toledo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 12, 1869 3-4


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Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1869
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Local identifier:
McN.W.7943
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.51661 Longitude: -86.66683
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Maumee Valley (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1869