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Samuel Ward (Steamboat), engine disabled, 1 Nov 1849


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We learn from Capt. Humphries of the Brig ROBERT BURNS, who arrived at 12 o'clock
last night from Buffalo, with a cargo of lumber and salt, that she took in tow the steamer SAM WARD in Saginaw Bay and towed her to Presque Isle. She had broken her walking beam and other parts of her engine.
      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. WARD, broke her machinery badly on Lake Huron; towed to Detroit....$3,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)


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Reason: engine disabled
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13957
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Samuel Ward (Steamboat), engine disabled, 1 Nov 1849