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Colonist (Propeller), C33481, sunk, 1 Nov 1869

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COLONIST Propeller, cargo wheat and flour; sunk in Lake Huron; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      Ashore on Lake Michigan - The Milwaukee Sentinel contains the following additional list of vessels ashore:
The prop. COLONIST, bound from this port to Montreal with a cargo of grain and flour, ran into Manitowoc Harbor, where she pounded so heavily as to break her steam connection pipe. One of firemen was badly scalded about the arms and lower part of the body. It is feared that his injuries will prove fatal.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 24, 1869

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Reason: sunk
Freight: wheat and flour
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Colonist (Propeller), C33481, sunk, 1 Nov 1869