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City of Boston (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1873


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Capt. Keating, the Marine Agent and Inspector, was in this city yesterday on his return from a visit to the prop. CITY OF BOSTON, which lies beached some 5 miles from Frankfort, on the east shore of Lake Michigan. She was laden with corn and flour, nearly all of which will be a total loss. The steamer is a complete wreck, broken amidships, stanchions on one side gone and otherwise badly out of shape. She has been abandoned, though her machinery may be saved.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 25, 1873


The prop. CITY OF BOSTON, of the N. T. Co., which went ashore 3 miles south of Frankfort, last fall, has gone to pieces. The hull lies in 15 ft. of water. There have been countless thousands of wild ducks on the lake during the winter feeding on her cargo of corn.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 28, 1874 3-6


The propeller CITY OF BOSTON of the N.T. Co. Line, which went ashore 3 miles south of Frankfort last fall, has gone to pieces. The hull lies in 15 feet of water.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, March 30, 1874


Frankfort.---The wrecking expedition of John Dodd, diver, with tug J.H. MARTIN and schooner SEA GEM raised the boiler of the sunken propeller CITY OF BOSTON, that had lain sunk for the past twelve years, near Herring Creek. The engine will also be raised and brought inside. Mr. Banks, the owner of the wreck, pays them $2,500 for the recovery of the sunken property.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 1, 1887 p. 5



Frankfort.---Tug J. MARTIN and schooner SEA GEM are still working at the sunken wreck CITY OF BOSTON, and expect to raise her engine soon.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 22, 1887 p. 5


      CITY OF BOSTON propeller of 392 tons, built 1863 at Cleveland, Ohio. Official U. S. No. 4375. Lost July 30, 1874. (other information unknown)
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      1790 - 1868. Lytle - Holdcamper list

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Reason: aground
Freight: corn, flour
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1873
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13533
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.63361 Longitude: -86.23454
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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City of Boston (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1873