Intelligence was received in Milwaukee on Tuesday (says the Sentinel) of the total loss of the schr. JOHN THURSBY, with a cargo of 14,500 bu. wheat, at Antrim City, Grand Traverse Bay, by going ashore during the gale of last week. The news was doubted at first, but soon had full confirmation by the arrival of the prop. GALENA from below. Capt. Penny states that the vessel had been abandoned, and that wreckers, consisting chiefly of Indians, are buisly engaged in carrying off the damaged wheat. The THURSBY sailed from Milwaukee on the 7th. Her cargo was shipped by J.B. Oliver for Cleveland parties, and is fully insured in the Underwriters' Co. She was an excellent B 1 vessel of 360 tons burthen, old style, and was 10 years old having been built at Cattaraugus in 1857 by R.L. Page. In 1866 she received a thorough rebuild, and was made nearly as good as new. Parties in Cleveland owned her, and their loss is in all probability covered by insurance.
October 10, 1867
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The schr. JOHN THURSBY, grain laden for Buffalo is reported by the prop. NEPTUNE ashore at Grand Traverse, and with her cargo, is a total loss. The THURSBY came into commission in 1857, was built at Cattaraugs, was of 360 tons burthen, old style. She was rigged fore-and-aft, and withal a well constructed vessel. She was owned by Chas. Coats of Cleveland.
October 15, 1867