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Africa (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1868


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The schr. AFRICA, bound down from Marquette with a cargo of iron ore, while sailing through the South River, on Wednesday, struck near Sailor's Encampment on some iron ore which had been thrown overboard by an unknown vessel a year or two since. Shortly after striking she sunk, though not in very deep water. The captain came down on the prop. CONCORD, which reached here yesterday and returned last evening with tug SATELLITE with 2 steam pumps. A portion of her cargo will have to be lightered, when, with the aid of the pumps she can be floated.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 18, 1868



VESSEL SUNK. -- The schooner AFRICA, bound down from Marquette with a cargo of iron ore, while sailing through the Sault River, struck near Sailor's Encampment on some iron ore which had been thrown overboard by an unknown vessel. Shortly after striking she sunk, a tug with steam pumps has gone to her aid.
      Chicago Tribune
      Tuesday, July 21, 1868
     


VESSEL RAISED. -- The schooner which sunk in the Sault Ste. Marie Canal has been raised and towed to Black River, Ohio, for repairs. She had on board a cargo of iron ore, all of which was saved.
      Chicago Tribune
      Saturday, July 25, 1868


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1868
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14338
Language of Item:
English
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Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Africa (Schooner), aground, 1 Jul 1868