The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
D. Ballentine (Propeller), U6768, aground, 1 Nov 1873

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A dispatch to capt. E.P. Dorr says the stm. D. BALLENTINE struck lime kiln reef and is now one foot off Fighting Island. There was 8 ft. of water in her at last reports. Cargo corn, consigned to J.D. Sawyer.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 20, 1873 3-5

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The barge BALLENTINE has been raised and taken to Detroit drydock.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 22, 1873 3-6

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A special dispatch from Detroit to Capt. E.P. Dorr says: Steamer BALLENTINE is her discharging her cargo, and will go into drydock. The captain reports that not more than 3,000 bu. corn is wet.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 24, 1873 3-5

Steam screw DAVID BALLENTINE. U. S. No. 6768. Of 972.13 tons gross; 595.58 tons net. Of 800 H. P. Built Bangor, Mich, 1873. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.12588 Longitude: -83.13215
William R. McNeil
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D. Ballentine (Propeller), U6768, aground, 1 Nov 1873