The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Globe (Propeller), sank, 9 Mar 1858

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The propeller GLOBE, belonging to the Great Western Railway Company, capsized and sank while loading with live stock, at the Michigan Central Railroad dock, this afternoon. She had 100 head of cattle on board, many of which were lost. The propeller will be raised.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      March 10, 1858

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SINKING OF THE PROPELLER GLOBE. - The propeller GLOBE was capsized and sunk at the Central Railroad dock, yesterday afternoon, and several of the cattle, with which she was loaded, were drowned. There were on board at the time 105 head of cattle. As she was about to start, they became frightened, and all rushed to one side, capsizing the vessel. Thirty of the cattle fell into the river, of which number four or five swam across to the Canadian shore, and twenty-five were drowned. Fifteen were taken off the boat in such a condition that it was found necessary to kill them. The total number was about forty. The vessel now lies in the water at the dock.
We were informed that the owner of these cattle is the same man who lost a drove at Toledo, a few days ago, by the capsizing of a propeller in a similar manner. - Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      March 20, 1858

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Reason: sank
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Globe (Propeller), sank, 9 Mar 1858