Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wave (Steamboat), aground, 7 Nov 1851
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WAVE Steamer, broke shaft and went ashore near Grand River. Cargo merchandise. Nov.7,1851 Property loss $18,000.
      Disasters on the lakes in 1851
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser. Jan. 2, 1852

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The Steamer WAVE in going into Grand River, Canada, on Friday last, broke her shaft, which rendered her unmanageable, and she was driven ashore.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Monday, November 10, 1851

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WAVE, Steamer of 207 tons. Built 1850. Stranded November 11, 1851 at Grand River, Canada. No lives lost. Vessel total loss.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      1790 - 1869 "Lytle - Holdcamper List"

Item Type
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $18,000
Cargo: included
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.855277 Longitude: -79.577777
William R. McNeil
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Wave (Steamboat), aground, 7 Nov 1851