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Magdalena (Scow), U16439, aground, 14 Aug 1878

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A SCOW ASHORE. - South Haven, August 15. - The scow MAGDALENA went ashore three miles south of here during the gale of yesterday.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Friday, August 16, 1878

The scow MAGDALENA, which went ashore at South Haven a day or two since, left South Haven for Chicago and was met by the tug TORRENT and brought in here late Saturday night. She will receive all necessary repairs at Dolittle & Olcott's dry dock.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      August 19, 1878

Schooner MAGDALENA. U. S. No. 16439. Of 74 tons gross; 70 tons net. Built at Dover, Ohio, in 1866 and owned by O. Christenson. 96.0 x 19.0 x 6.8. Home port, South Haven, Mich.
      Great Lakes Register, 1900

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.40309 Longitude: -86.27364
William R. McNeil
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Magdalena (Scow), U16439, aground, 14 Aug 1878