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M. B. Spaulding (Propeller), leak, 8 Nov 1859

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      The prop. SPAULDING, bound from Detroit for this port, broke some of her machinery, and was taken in tow by the prop. MISSOURI, and taken under Long Pt. The tug RELIEF towed her from there to this port.
Arrived Nov. 7 Port of Buffalo
      Prop. M.B. SPAULDING, Barse, Detroit
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      November 7, 1859

The prop. M.B. SPAULDING, of the American Transportation Co., sprung a leak on her last trip down from this city and, save for the timely assistance of two other propellers which happened to be near, she would probably have been lost. She was towed by the propellers to Buffalo
      Detroit Free Press
      November 8, 1859

      The propeller M. B. Spaulding, which cleared from this port Tuesday with a full cargo of flour, wheat and general produce, became disabled in some manner off Long Point. She drifted about some two or three days and the Relief went out from Buffalo to bring her in but she wasn't able to find her. We found her today. She had been found by the propellers and towed into Buffalo. (from Detroit Tribune of Nov. 7th).
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      November 8, 1859

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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M. B. Spaulding (Propeller), leak, 8 Nov 1859