The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Reindeer (Schooner), struck bottom, 22 Jul 1868

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The schr. REINDEER which left Cleveland on the 6th inst. laden with coal bound for Hancock, Lake Superior, returned to this port on Saturday last, having been compelled to return from Waiska Bay, Lake Superior, owing to an accident while passing through the Sault Canal which happened her. In the canal she struck the bottom, and on reaching the lake commenced leaking so rapidly as to render it unsafe to proceed further on the voyage. She was consequently towed back to this port for repairs. This is the fourth disaster which has occurred the present season at precisely the same point, and we should think it high time that the precise cause of these accidents should be arrived at. If from sunken obstruction or cargo there deposited, let the proper officials see to its removal. If from a shoalness of water let that difficulty be also remedied. Certain it is there is a wrong somewhere, which should be inquired into at the earliest practiable moment.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 22, 1868

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Reason: struck bottom
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.50308 Longitude: -84.35171
William R. McNeil
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Reindeer (Schooner), struck bottom, 22 Jul 1868