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Lasalle (Schooner), struck bottom, 1 May 1874

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Schooner LaSALLE, struck at Lime Kiln crossing, May 1874. Loss $400.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

The new schr. LASALLE called at Detroit on her way up. She was drawing 15 ft. of water, and while being towed over the lime-kiln crossing struck heavily, careening her well over to one side and jamming her center-board.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 14, 1874 3-5

We are requested to say that the report of the new schr. LASALLE striking a rock at the Lime Kiln, on her upward trip, is totally incorrect. As she draws only 10 ft. of water it is not all possible that she could strike very well in 15 ft. of water. The LASALLE passed without touching anything, and evidently some other vessel did the striking.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 15, 1874 3-5

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Reason: struck bottom
Hull damage: $400
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.12588 Longitude: -83.13215
William R. McNeil
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Lasalle (Schooner), struck bottom, 1 May 1874