The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sultana (Steamboat), lost anchors, 3 Oct 1854


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The Cleveland Herald, in noticing the report that the SULTANA was in distress on Lake Michigan, and which we referred to on Thursday morning, learns from a correspondent that " the SULTANA was lying at the North Manitou , at anchor in gale of wind, and was compelled to slip her cables and run away, headed for Sheboygan, but could not get there, and touched at South Manitou, where she left about 50 horses and 30 or 40 passengers, bound for Sheboygan. The SULTANA left the South Manitou on Wednesday and got to Milwaukee on Thursday morning about daylight. While at the manitou the wood on the pier was swept away, and the officers and crew turned out and cut wood. A box of axes was opened and helved and all went to work chopping cord wood and backing it aboard.
The SULTANA lay at Milwaukee all Thursday, unloading, and left for Chicago in the evening, touching at Racine. At Racine it came on to blow and fearful that more fuel was needed, the officers and crew were forced to go a mile from the dock for wood, which was backed down in the night, with a little assistance from two drays.
The SULTANA then left for Chicago on Friday morning at 4 o'clock, and did not get there until Saturday noon, blowing heavy all the time.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, October 14, 1854


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Reason: lost anchors
Lives: nil
Date of Original:
1854
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14100
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sultana (Steamboat), lost anchors, 3 Oct 1854