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Lexington (Steamboat), aground, 24 Nov 1849


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VESSELS AGROUND AT MILWAUKEE
About 11 o'clock A.M., on Saturday the steamer LEXINGTON, from Green Bay, made our harbor, but in running in grounded on the bar at the inner end of the piers and there remained hard and fast.
The LEXINGTON was got off Saturday night, by the steamer DETROIT, and was towed to the bend in the river, where she sank and remains hard aground in a leaky condition. ----- Milwaukee Sentinel (part)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, December 3, 1849

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      THE GALE
Marine Disasters. - We noticed on Saturday, the arrival of the steamer LEXINGTON, from Green Bay. She grounded on the bar at the inner end of the piers, in running into the harbor. She now lies at Williams & Co. dock. Leakage found to be near high water mark. She is preparing to leave for Chicago. --- Mil. Wisconsin.
The schooner HENRY CLAY has been got off, and is now inside the pier, taking on her cargo of lumber which she was obliged to throw off, when aground near the bar. --- Ib.
      The schooner E. CRAMER received a slight damage in entering the harbor, occasioned by parting her anchor cable. --- Ib.
      The propeller ILLINOIS, which we reported as at anchor, came into the river yesterday, and now lies at Dousman & Co's wharf. She threw overboard about $1,500 worth of her cargo, and sustained damage to the amount $500. --- Ib.
      Capt. Humphrey reports that the SAM WARD has broken her walking beam, and damaged other parts of her engine in Saginaw Bay, and that she was towed to Presque Isle by the brig ROBERT BURNS, Capt. Humphrey also reports several vessels on Lake Michigan, bound for this port. --- Ib.
      The schooner SUSQUEHANA, had her bowsprit carried away during the storm.
      The Daily True Democrat (Cleveland)
      Tuesday, December 4, 1849

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      MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
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Stmr. LEXINGTON, sunk at Milwaukee; damage and expenses.................$3,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)

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      THE LEXINGTON. --- We learn from Milwaukee papers, that Capt. Randall has succeeded in raising his boat, which had sunk in the Milwaukee River after foundering on the bar during the late gale.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      December 4, 1849


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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1849
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McN.W.13956
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Lexington (Steamboat), aground, 24 Nov 1849