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Mayflower (Brig), sunk, 1 Jun 1866

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MAYFLOWER Brig, cargo iron, sank in the Sault River, June 1866, was raised and towed to Detroit. Property loss, hull $3,500 cargo $600
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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MAYFLOWER Brig, of 219 tons, owned at Ogdensburg by Smith & others. Bound from Marquette to Cleveland sunk at the Sault River, June 1866. Loss to ship $1,300 insurance $800. No loss to cargo.
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863 - 1873. U. S. Coast Guard Report

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      MARINE NEWS. - The brig MAYFLOWER is sunk about a mile above Detour.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 3, 1866

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      BRIG MAYFLOWER. - This vessel, which met with a disaster a few days since, by sinking with a cargo of ore one mile above Detour, has not yet been raised. A steam pump was put on board of her, which was unequal to the task of pumping her out. Capt. Vickery came down to the city on the OMAR PASHA to procure the services of another pump, which was taken up on the ILLINOIS. Her damages are more serious than at first supposed, and to raise her will be no easy undertaking. - Detroit Free Press, July 9th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 11, 1866

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      The brig MAYFLOWER, which met with a disaster a week since, by sinking with a cargo of iron ore near Detour, has been raised and brought to this port by the tug H.N. MARTIN and is in dry dock. The nature of her damages have not been definately arrived at, but she will require a considerable amount of repairs. - Detroit Free Press, 17
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 14, 1866
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Reason: sunk
Hull damage: $3,500
Cargo: $600
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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Mayflower (Brig), sunk, 1 Jun 1866