The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Globe (Propeller), struck pier, sunk, 1 Oct 1856

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PROPELLER GLOBE. - We learn from Capt. Pratt, of the propeller GLOBE, that his boat is laid up at Milwaukee for the winter. It will be remembered that she was sunk about five weeks since, while attempting to make that harbor during on of the most violent gales ever experienced on Lake Michigan. She arrived in that vicinity during the night, and not being able to find her way into the harbor came to anchor, but the force of the breakers were fast driving her ashore, when she put on all steam and endeavored to run in. After two ineffectual attempts, she succeeded the third time in making the channel. As she neared the end of the piers, the wind and current swung her bow around into shoal water, knocking her stem against the pier, breaking the rudder, wheel, and wrenching the shaft so as to part her stern, causing her to fill rapidly. She was raised, taken in, her cargo sent to Chicago by steamer, after which she was run on the ways, and repaired, but on trial was found to leak badly. She will therefore remain at Milwaukee until the opening of navigation, when she will be taken to another port for repairs.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, December 1, 1856

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Reason: struck pier, sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
William R. McNeil
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Globe (Propeller), struck pier, sunk, 1 Oct 1856