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Uncle Ben (Propeller), aground, 19 Nov 1857


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Goderich (C.W.) Nov. 21. -- The severe gale of Wednesday has continued unabated throughout the day. The schooner F. L. BARNEY, bound up with a cargo of iron, is ashore 16 miles south of this place. The crew were saved.
      The steam tug UNCLE BEN, of Detroit, is ashore at Kettle Point, a total wreck.
      The schooner JOSEPH WILSON, of Gederich, is ashore at Stony Island. Crew saved.
      The crew of the GAME COCK, represented ashore near here yesterday, are saved.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 23, 1857

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We take the following from the Detroit Tribune of Saturday evening:
THE TUG UNCLE BEN SAFE. -- This favorite tug about whoes loss, with all on board, serious apprehensions have been entertained, has finally been heard from. Captain Thorne and all his crew arrived here this afternoon, safe and sound, having beached his boat in order to save himself and comrades. The late hour at which we have these facts preclude us from obtaining further particulars. She was beached on a sand bank just above Sauble River, on the Canada side, and can no doubt again be got afloat.
      Capt. Thorne reports a large fore and after coming ashore at the same point when he left; name unknown.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, November 24, 1857

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THE LEVIATHAN. -- The Lake Navigation Company's tug LEVIATHAN came down Saturday night, with the schooner ENTERPRISE in tow. The sight of her is good for sore eyes. She is iceberg proof, and would make a suitable "courier" for Nepture, if the old gent should happen to get in a tight place. Today her bows are to be encased in iron, and she will start tomorrow to get off the GAME COCK, after which she will turn her attention to the UNCLE BEN.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 3, 1857

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TUG UNCLE BEN.- The tug OSWEGO returned to port Sunday with the tug UNCLE BEN in tow. She has been repaired and looks none the worse for her winter's campaign upon the beach. She enters the towing service on our river again, under the command of Captain Rankin. - (likely Detroit Advertiser)
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, May 20, 1858

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      THE UNCLE BEN. - This tug, belonging to H.W. Mixer, of Buffalo, has been repaired, and came out again yesterday. She ran ashore near Bayfield, Lake Huron, last fall, and remained there all winter. Some two months since, she was got off and brought down, since which time she has been up for repairs. She is now as well prepared for service as ever. - Detroit Advertiser.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, July 3, 1858

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Reason: aground
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1857
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17294
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.56679 Longitude: -81.69978
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Uncle Ben (Propeller), aground, 19 Nov 1857