Cortlandt (Steamboat), 19 Nov 1869
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Disasters - The stm. CORTLANDT is reported ashore at Lakeport. The
schr. A. BRONSON is ashore 10 miles below Sheboygan light. The prop.
PACIFIC is hard aground on St. Clair flats, below the Dummy. The prop. AVON
has disappeared entirely. During the gale Thursday night (11/4) several
vessels parted their fastenings, among which were the tugs ECLIPSE and
PARKER and the brig SUNBURN. The schr. DACOTAH, which arrived up yesterday,
lost both anchors. Although no information has yet been received, we fear
that the gale will be attended by a large loss among the vessels, and may
unfortunately cost the lives of many seamen.
Detroit Free Press
November 19, 1869
MARINE DISASTERS. -- The steamer CORTLAND is reported ashore at Lakeport.
The schooner A. BRONSON is ashore 10 miles below Sheboygan light.
The propeller PACIFIC, Capt. Ed. Kelly, is hard aground on St. Clair Flats, below the dummy.
The propeller AVON has broken up and entirely disappeared.
Two tugs with a powerful steam pump, have gone to the assistance of the propeller GRANITE STATE on Starve Island.
The tug KATE GERLACH was burned to the water's edge about 6 miles off Cleveland yesterday. She had in tow the brig LEWIS, which had been pretty well stripped by the storm......
November 22, 1869
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Wisconsin, United States
- William R. McNeil
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