CREAM CITY Bark, cargo wheat, ashore near Detour; a total loss.
Marine Disasters on the Western
Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall
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Detroit, Nov. 20. -- The bark CREAM CITY, is ashore near Detour, Lake Huron. The schooner HOME sunk in Mud Lake. The scow BECKER beached at Pinnepog, on the Saginaw Bay. There was no loss of life.
November 22, 1869
Disasters on Lake Huron - The Milwaukee Sentinel reports the following:
The bark CREAM CITY , with a cargo of 31,850 bu. wheat from this port for Buffalo, is ashore 6 miles below Detour, on Drummond Island. She is full of water, but has suffered only slight damage thus far. her measurements is 767 tons old style, rate A2, and valued at $25,000, upon which there is an insurance of $20,000, as follows: Western, $5,000; Security, $3,000; Underwriters, $7,000; Home $7,000.
She was built at Sheboygan in 1862. Her owners are R.P. Fitzgerald and Michael Page of this city. The wheat with which she was freighted was shipped by C.J. Kershaw and E. Bergenthal. We understand that it is insured for $12,000, but as yet are unable to learn what companies held the risk.
Detroit Free Press
November 24, 1869
Bark CREAM CITY. U. S. No. 4579. Of 629.54 tons. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871