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Jennie P. King (Bark), aground, 28 Sep 1864


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      JENNIE P. KING is the name of the vessel reported yesterday as being ashore on the Hen & Chickens Reef, Lake Erie. The stm. MAGNET has gone from detroit to her assistance, and in all probability she is off ere this.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 28, 1864 3-4


      A dispatch from Capt. Hodge of the wrecking stm. MAGNET, states that owing to the boisterous state of the weather, nothing could be accomplished until a change took place. The vessel lies in 9 ft. of water, with shoals all around her. Up to the sending of the dispatch she had sustained no serious damages, and with moderate weather can be got off without much difficulty. The crew had been supplied with provisions by the MAGNET of which they had run short, and were living on quite a limited allowance. - Detroit Adv.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 30, 1864 3-4


      The bark JENNIE P. KING, hitherto noticed as ashore at Hen & Chickens, was relieved by the wrecking stm. MAGNET, and brought to this port for repairs. The full extent of her injuries has not been ascertained; she leaks badly and requires a steam pump to be kept in operation full half of the time to keep her afloat. The KING had a cargo of ship timber and was bound from this port to Buffalo; about 25 pieces of timber will be lost.
      It was intended to take her upon the marine boxes at Roger's yard and this may yet be done, but at the present she is lying in the stream, and as she is a heavy craft, we understand doubts are entertained of the strength of the boxes being sufficient to raise her so that the injured place may be reached. It is supposed her hull was slightly sprung and the caulking washed out of the seams near the keel. - Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 6, 1864 3-5


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ship timber
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1864
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18762
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Jennie P. King (Bark), aground, 28 Sep 1864