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Thomas A. Scott (Propeller), U24785, sunk, 1 Nov 1869


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SCOTT, THOMAS A. Propeller, cargo 22,000 bushels wheat and 2,400 barrels of flour, sunk in the Straits of Mackinaw; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall


      From Capt. McCrea of the prop. GALENA, which arrived yesterday forenoon, we learn that the prop. THOS. A. SCOTT was a total loss. When coming out of the Straits on the morning of the 18th, he discovered her pilot house and sundry articles of cargo floating about. The topmast of the SCOTT was visible above the water, off Sheboygan Light. The cause of the disaster has not been reported. A later dispatch reports the crew all saved. This vessel belongs to the Evans' Line, and came out new this year, making her first trip up in May.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 20, 1869


The large new prop. THOMAS A. SCOTT, of the Evan's Buffalo & Chicago line of steamers, struck a reef in the Mackinaw Straits, last Tuesday, and sunk. She was on her way to Buffalo with a cargo of flour, wheat and other freight. The propeller cost $85,000, insured for $60,000.
      Cleveland Plain Dealer
      November 20, 1869 3-4
     
     
Schooner THOMAS A. SCOTT. U. S. No. 24785. Of 740.91 tons. Home port, Erie, Pa.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1880/1881
     
     


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Reason: sunk
Freight: wheat and flour
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1869
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McN.W.8271
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Thomas A. Scott (Propeller), U24785, sunk, 1 Nov 1869