The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jacob Bertschy (Propeller), aground, 3 Sep 1879


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During the gale last night the propeller BERTSCHY sprang a leak off Port Austin and filled so rapidly that the water put out her fires, thus rendering her helpless and at the mercy of the waves which set her on the rocks. The passengers and crew were saved while the ship is fast breaking up, and will be a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, September 4, 1879


Port Huron, Mich., Sept. 29. -- The Port Huron wrecking tow, under the supervision of Captain Merriman, arrived here today with the machinery of the wrecked propeller J. BERTSCHY, ashore at Point aux Barques. The boiler and engine are in very good shape, and will be thoroughly overhauled this winter and put into a steambarge. The hull of the BERTSCHY has gone to pieces. Captain Merriman in getting the engine out used explosives under the bed-plate, and with a single blast the engine was detached from the wreck without injury.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Sept./Oct., 1880


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1879
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20323
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.04613 Longitude: -82.99411
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Jacob Bertschy (Propeller), aground, 3 Sep 1879