The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Great West (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1857

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THE BARQUE GREAT WEST.--- The barque GREAT WEST which was wrecked last fall at Sleeping Bear Bay, has finally been got off, and was towed down the river yesterday, by the tug OSWEGO, on her way to Cleveland, where she will undergo repairs. It will be remembered that the GREAT WEST together with the schooner KYLE SPANGLER, went ashore at Sleeping Bear Bay, during the terrible storm in November last, and were both abandoned to the Underwriters. Some time since Capt. R. Dill of Buffalo, contracted to get them off, and with the schooner C.J. MARSHALL, and two of palmer's steam pumps, proceeded to the scene of the wrecks. The vessels were found deeply imbedded in the sand, and a less energetic person than Capt. Dill, would have failed in the work. But the task of getting them off has finally been accomplished, and considering their condition, in an unprecedented short space of time. The vessels were both full laden with wheat. The GREAT WEST was insured for $12,000 principally in the North Western.----Detroit Adv.

The GREAT WEST arrived here Friday evening last, and is now lying in the old river bed nearly submerged. She will be again raised, and her repairing commenced in a few days.
      Cleveland Morning leader
      June 7, 1858

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Reason: aground
Freight: wheat
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William R. McNeil
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Great West (Bark), aground, 1 Nov 1857