The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Manhattan (Propeller), sunk, 18 Apr 1848

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MANHATTAN Propeller, with a cargo of wheat sunk at the piers at Racine, Lake Michigan, during the big storm of April 18th. & 19th. Loss on cargo $7,000. Loss of Propeller $--
      Casualty List for 1848
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      MANHATTAN Propeller, ashore at Racine, Lake Michigan, April 1848. Vessel damaged, cargo and one man lost. $12,000 Loss.
      Casualty List for 1848
      Toronto Globe, Sept. 13, 1848

The bark UTICA came in with the loss of her mate, and was leaking. The schooner WOODGRIDGE with loss of deck load. The Prop. St. JOSEPH and CALIFORNIA arrived safe last night.
      The SCAMMON ashore 12 miles from here, a total loss with cargo. The DOUSMAN ashore here, but will be got off.
      Prop. MANHATTAN ashore at Racine, badly injured. Cargo of wheat lost.
      Prop. CLEVELAND with loss of deck load, passengers and baggage in port in Milwaukee.
      The PRINCETON left last night for Buffalo. Three lives lost during the gale, 2 on SCAMMON and the mate of the UTICA.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, April 24, 1848
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The propeller MANHATTAN, ashore on the beach at Racine is full of water. She is loaded with 7,000 bushels of wheat at this place, which will be a total loss.
      Her stern is stove in, and her small boat was forced into the ladies cabin. It is supposed she may be gotten off and repaired. The vessel is insured for $12,000, the cargo for $7,500.------Chicago Journal
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, April 24, 1848

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Reason: sunk
Cargo: $7,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Raised
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
William R. McNeil
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Manhattan (Propeller), sunk, 18 Apr 1848