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Cherub (Gunboat), aground, 1 Jul 1868


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One of the war steamers belonging to the Canadian Government, said to be the CHERUB, early yesterday morning got hard aground on Herson's Island, near St. Clair. Prior to introducing measures for getting her afloat, strong fears were entertained of her being boarded by armed Fenians, and the necessary precaution were accordingly carried out by charging the guns and having them properly manned. Pikes were got in their places and netting spread from side to side. The fenians came not, and shortly after she was fortunately liberated. - Detroit Post.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 14, 1868 3-4


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1868
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15544
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.58948 Longitude: -82.58852
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Cherub (Gunboat), aground, 1 Jul 1868