The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sultana (Steamboat), broke adrift, 29 Nov 1859

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The stmr. SULTANA, which was torn from her moorings by the gale on Friday night and driven upon the Great Western Docks, is in a bad way. She stove a hole in her bottom, and is now lying partly filled, with her bow down stream.

      The stmr. SULTANA, which has lain at the dock for some time in a state of inactivity, was blown away from her moorings on the night of the gale which occurred last week, and drifted over to the Canada shore, where she struck a sunken pier and injured her hull to such an extent that she sunk. She is an old boat, and was once one of the finest on the lakes.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 29, 1859

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      The stmr. SULTANA, which was partly sunk near the Grest Western Railway dock in Windsor, was yesterday raised by means of a steam pump, and taken back to her moorings. She is not seriously damaged.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 30, 1859

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Reason: broke adrift
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Sultana (Steamboat), broke adrift, 29 Nov 1859