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Potomac (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1867


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POTOMAC Bark, ashore at Cleveland; got off.
      Marine Disasters 1867, Lake Erie
      Toledo Blade December 21, 1867

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      LOSS OF THE BARK POTOMAC, AT CLEVELAND
      Cleveland, Nov. 30
      The bark POTOMAC, laden with telegraph poles, went ashore on the piles against the Marine Hospital, at 9 A.M. The crew were saved, but the vessel is pounding heavily on the piles, and will probably break up.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Monday, December 2, 1867



Cleveland, O., Nov. 30. -- A heavy storm of wind has been raging since midnight, snowing and freezing. The bark POTOMAC, laden with telegraph poles, was driven on the piles against the Marine Hospital at 9 A. M. this morning. The crew was saved. The vessel is pounding heavily on the piles, and her bottom will probably break up.
      Toledo Blade
      December 1, 1867
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      The old bark POTOMAC, which was driven ashore near Cleveland late last fall has been thoroughly overhauled and repaired. Her improvements embrace new spars, and she will hereafter be rigged as a 3-masted schooner. The POTOMAC is owned by Capt. Bundy, of Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 4, 1868 3-3

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Reason: aground
Freight: telegraph poles
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1867
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Local identifier:
McN.W.8621
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Potomac (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1867