The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Boston (Propeller), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1868

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"November --- Propeller CITY OF BOSTON, laden with flour and grain, was sunk by the propeller MILWAUKEE, near the Straits; a total loss."
      "Hist. of the Great Lakes"
      by Mansfield p.710

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      The undertaking of raising the wreck of the prop. CITY OF BOSTON has been abandoned as a failure. The contractors loses heavily.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 23, 1869 3-4
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COLLISION:- the propellers CITY OF BOSTON and the MILWAUKEE were in collision off Point Wangoshance, in the Straits of Mackinac on Wednesday morning. The former was so severely damaged that she sank in a short while. Her crew were rescued.
      Chicago Tribune
      Monday, November 30, 1868

      Work on the prop. CITY OF BOSTON sunk in the Straits, will commence as soon as the weather permits.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 20, 1870 3-9

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      Thursday night the Northern Transportation Co.'s prop. EMPIRE arrived down, having in tow the wreck of the prop. CITY OF BOSTON, lost by collision during the fall of 1868. Her upper works are all gone to the main deck and her stern badly wrenched, otherwise the hull is in good condition. She left during the night for Cleveland, where she will go into drydock and be thoroughly rebuilt a a freight and passenger boat.
      Detroit ?
      September 3, 1870

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Reason: sunk by collision
Freight: flour & grain
Remarks: Raised 1870
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City of Boston (Propeller), sunk by collision, 1 Nov 1868