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Genesee Chief (Propeller), U10243, sunk, 3 Dec 1861

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extract of a letter dated Cleveland, Dec. 4th. 1861
E.P. Dorr.----Sir: The propeller Genesee Chief arrived here last night from Toledo, and sunk in the river bed immediately on her arrival. Had no freight on board.
      Prop. GENESEE CHIEF.---This vessel was towed down to the ship yard on Saturday evening, and this morning preparations were making to take her upon the Marine Boxes for repairs.- - Toledo Blade
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 6, 1861

The prop. GENESEE CHIEF, on reaching Cleveland a day or two since, sunk immediately in the river bed.
      Detroit Free Press
      December 7, 1861 4-6

      Steamer GENESEE CHIEF. U. S. No. 10243. Of 441.79 tons, Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1867

Steam screw GENESEE CHIEF.* U. S. No. 10243. Of 429 tons. Built Carthage, N.Y., 1846. First Home port, Rochester, N.Y.
      * Rig changed to barge Sept. 5, 1868
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List. 1790 - 1868

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Genesee Chief (Propeller), U10243, sunk, 3 Dec 1861