The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 13, 1880


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ASHORE WITH A CARGO OF NITRO GLYCERINE

Erie, Pa., November 12. - The schooner G. W. Mowbray from Montreal loaded with 40 tons of nitro glycerine for Fort Williams, Lake Superior, ran in here out of the storm, and early this morning had her anchor carried away and drifted on the pier west of the breakwater. The crew barely escaped with their lives. Tugs went to her assistance this afternoon, but were of no use, owing to the heavy weather. Capt. Mellwain abandoned her to-night. He informs your correspondent that the cargo is valued at $50,000 and is owned by the Hamilton Glycerine company of Montreal. The vessel now lies on the pier with five feet of water in the hold, and unless the storm abates she will prove a total loss, besides doing great damage to the property.


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Date of Original:
Nov. 13, 1880
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GLN.5265
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Nov. 13, 1880