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Oswegatchie (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1873

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Detroit, Nov. 28 - The OSWEGATCHIE is also in danger of going to pieces, this propeller has been hard on for some days at Point au Pelee.
      The Toronto Mail
      Saturday, November 29, 1873

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      Detroit, Nov. 30 - The prop. OSWEGATCHIE got off and arrived here for dockage.
      The Toronto Mail
      Monday, December 1, 1873

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      The prop. OSWEGATCHIE, of the Northern Transportation Line, upward bound, got ashore Sunday night at Pt. Au Sable, but the latest advice had sustained no serious damage. The weather Monday was in her favor, and it is thought she may be got off without difficulty. The stm. MAGNET was engaged to release her, and left Monday evening with the requisite wrecking apparatus.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 26, 1873 3-6

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      A lighter, on board of which a quantity of merchandise from the prop. OSWEGATCHIE has been placed, broke adrift and went on the beach, scattering the load some distance around. The steamer lies in 6 ft. of water, on sandy bottom, and with a few hours still weathercould possibly be receovered.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 2, 1873 3-5

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      The prop. OSWEGATCHIE which got ashore at Pt. au Pelee some days since, has been got off. She arrived at Detroit at an early hour on Sunday morning, and was taken to drydock for repairs. Her damages are not serious, and after getting off moved without aid. Some of her cargo became damaged by getting lost from a lighter, but all was eventually recovered. The steamer will probably lay up at Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 3, 1873 3-5

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    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
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Oswegatchie (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1873