The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Colonel Benton (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1849


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MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
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      Schr. COL. BENTON, struck on Point Au Barque; jettisoned part of cargo.
Loss $300
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)

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ASHORE.---The Chicago Tribune of the 28th. ult, says:--"Information was received last night, that the schooner BENTON, laden with 6,000 bushels wheat, had run ashore on Lake Huron, but was gotten afloat by throwing over the entire cargo. The vessel belonged to Mr. Richmond. The wheat was insured."
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, May 2, 1849

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      SCHOONER BENTON ASHORE. -- A private telegraphic despatch received yesterday reports the schooner BENTON ashore on Lake Huron. By throwing 6,000 bushels of wheat overboard however, she was subsequently gotten off, and anchored in the St. Clair River. She was owned by Thomas Richmond, Esq., of this city. -- Chicago Dem.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, May 3, 1849


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Cargo: $300
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13961
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Colonel Benton (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1849