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Colorado (Propeller), U4267, aground, 24 Nov 1867

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The propeller COLORADO and several other vessels are ashore in the vicinity of Milwaukee.
      Buffalo Daily Post
      Tuesday, November 26, 1867

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      From Capt. Hodges, who was a passenger on the COLORADO at the time of her disaster, we learn that the accident happened in this wise: The steamer, during a heavy southeast gale on Sunday night attempted to enter Milwaukee Harbor, the night being intensely dark. She missed the pier and struck the bottom to the southward of it, and was then backed out a short distance from the shore, when her steam pipe burst, and to prevent her going down in deep water, was run ashore, as it was found impossible to get inside. She had on a general cargo of flour and grain, the greater portion of which will be damaged. The COLORADO is a new staunch built steamer, and it is though will be got up without serious injury to her hull. At the time of the above disaster the schr. CONTEST, with one or two scows, including the bark MENOMINEE, were also beached near where the COLORADO lies, but will be got afloat again as soon as the weather is favorable
      Detroit Post
      November 27, 1867

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Steam screw COLORADO. U. S. No. 4267. Of 1470.55 gross tons; 1321.78 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1867. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 254.6 x 35.0 x 13.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: flour, grain
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Colorado (Propeller), U4267, aground, 24 Nov 1867