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St. Joseph (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1851


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Propeller St. JOSEPH, beached Saginaw Bay. Jetted part cargo of merchandise. Got off. Property loss $8,000. Nov. 1, 1851.
      Disasters on the Lakes in 1851
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser. Jan. 2, 1852

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      Propeller St. JOSEPH, with a full freight of merchandise for the upper lake ports is ashore at Thunder Bay, Lake Huron. It is thought she will be got off without sustaining serious damage.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Tuesday, November 4, 1851

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      St. JOSEPH Propeller, ashore at Thunder Bay Island, Lake Huron, November 1, 1851.
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      WRECK OF THE PROPELLER, St. JOSEPH. - The propeller St. JOSEPH went ashore
yesterday, at Thunder Bay, on Lake Huron. The St. JOSEPH was bound up, and was loaded with a valuable cargo. She was owned by Chas. Walker, of Chicago, and was commanded by John Morton. We could not learn further particulars, or whether any lives were lost, but from the dangerous locality in which she was wrecked, it is impossible to hope that all on board have escaped.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, November 3, 1851

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We learn from Detroit that the propeller St. JOSEPH has got off the ground at Thunder Bay, and will proceed on her voyage without any damage of consequence.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 6, 1851

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      The propeller St. JOSEPH arrived at Milwaukee on the 9th. inst. She encountered a very severe gale on Lake Huron, near Thunder Bay Isle, where she ran upon the rocks, about 15 rods from shore, on Wednesday evening, Oct. 29th. It was very dark and blowing very hard; the Captain was on watch at the time, and was looking for the light, but could not make it out. After pounding on the rocks for some three days, and no boat coming to her assistance, the crew found it necessary to throw over some part of the deck load, and she lighted up so that they hauled her off. They found that she was leaking some, but had no
difficulty in keeping her up and afloat by the pumps. The goods thrown overboard will not probably amount to over $2,000, and the rest are all safe.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, November 18, 1851

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $8,000
Cargo: included
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1851
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9676
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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St. Joseph (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1851