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Pocahontas (Propeller), leak, 12 May 1851

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POCAHONTAS Propeller, ran over an anchor in the St Clair Flats, and stove a hole in her bottom, May 12, 1851. Got to Detroit with 4 feet of water in her hold.
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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ACCIDENT.---The propeller POCAHONTAS, Capt. Worcester, ran on a reef of rocks at
Mackinac, bound down from Chicago, with a load of flour and hides, and kept on her way without leaking until she reached the St.Clair Flats, when she began to leak badly. She reached Brewster's dock in a sinking condition, and went above and took the shore to save sinking. She is now discharging her cargo--- Detroit Adv. 15th.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Saturday, May 17, 1851

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      The propeller POCAHONTAS, while unloading at one of the upper docks yesterday
afternoon, was found to be sinking, and she cast off her lines and ran ashore above. She has about four feet of water in her hold. She was loaded quite heavily with flour.-----Detroit Free Press, Thursday
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 17, 1851

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May 14, 1851. - Propeller POCAHONTAS, struck a rock near Mackinaw, and damaged cargo. Property loss, $1,500
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,500
Cargo: included
Remarks: Repaired
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Pocahontas (Propeller), leak, 12 May 1851