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S. V. R. Watson (Bark), U22284, aground, 1 Oct 1866


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S.V.R. WATSON Bark, cargo corn, ashore at Big Point au Sable, Lake Michigan, October 1866. Got off. Property loss,hull $3,000 cargo loss $1,600
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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S.V.R. WATSON Bark of 516 Tons, owned at Buffalo by S.V.R. Watson. Bound from Chicago to Buffalo went ashore at Point Au Sable, Lake Michigan, October 1866. Loss to ship $3,000 insurance $2,000 Loss to cargo $1,600 insurance $780
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report.

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      BARK S.V.R. WATSON. - We were informed by the Board of Lake Underwriters that the bark S.V.R. WATSON went ashore a day or two since, at Point au Sauble, Lake Michigan, and that she is full of water.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 6, 1866

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      BARK S.V.R. WATSON SAFE. - The bark S.V.R. WATSON arrived here yesterday in tow of the tug G.W. WOOD, of Chicago. She was rescued from her perilous position on Point Sauble during Sunday evening, after having thrown overboard some 20,000 bushels. She leaks badly, and has on board the large rotary pump of the Home Insurance Co., which is required to keep her free of water. After discharging the balance of her cargo she will go into dry dock for repairs. She is insured in three companies, the Home. Aetna and Western of Buffalo. Her cargo is fully insured. What remains in the vessel is in bad condition. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 13, 1866

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      The bark ONONDAGA will come out of the boxes today, and the S.V.R. WATSON will take her place. The former is the largest sailing vessel ever docked here. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, October 16, 1866

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Bark S.V.R. WATSON. U. S. No. 22284. Of 515,80 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     


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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $3,000
Cargo: $1,600
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1866
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Local identifier:
McN.W.12580
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.05778 Longitude: -86.51425
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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S. V. R. Watson (Bark), U22284, aground, 1 Oct 1866