The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., Nov. 8, 1859, page 1

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Explosion of A Propeller.

Sandusky, O., Nov. 7.

The Propeller Ohio, bound from Buffalo to Cleveland, with a cargo of three hundred fifty tons of merchandise, when ten miles off Long Point, below Erie, on Sunday morning, at 2 o'clock, blew up and sunk in ten minutes. Seventeen persons were aboard, of whom Thomas Corbett, second mate, and Michael Donegan, wheelsman, were lost. The remaining fifteen drifted in the yawl-boat, without oars in a high sea, and with but little clothing, for fifteen hours, when the propeller Equator picked them up and brought them to this port. The Ohio was owned by the American Transportation Company. There is said to be no insurance.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., Nov. 8, 1859, page 1