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Messenger (Propeller), aground, 1 Oct 1866


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MESSENGER Propeller, ashore on Ballast Island Reef, October 1866. Got off. Property loss $1,000.
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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MESSENGER Steamer of 350 tons, owned at Milwaukee by Engleman. Bound from Cleveland to Kelly's Island October 1866, went ashore at Put-In-Bay, Lake Erie. Loss to ship $600 insurance $380
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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MESSENGER Propeller of 444 Tons, built Cleveland Aug. 1866 by E.M. Peck. Owned by Engleman & Co. Port of hail, Milwaukee. Valued at $25,000 Class A2.
      Board of Marine Inspectors
      1871 Classification of Lake Vessels & Barges

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      ON THE REEFS. - On Sunday last, the steamer MESSENGER, from Cleveland, ran on Ballast Island Reefs, and, as the EVENING STAR passed her, lay high anfd dry among the rocks at least 18 inches out of water. There will be considerable trouble in getting her off. Should a heavy storm overtake her there, her chances for getting safely off would be rather slim. Sandusky Register.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 24, 1866

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The steamer MESSENGER has arrived at Cleveland safe and sound. She was got off with but little trouble.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, October 25, 1866

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $1,000
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1866
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Local identifier:
McN.W.12559
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.67505 Longitude: -82.79435
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Messenger (Propeller), aground, 1 Oct 1866