Orleans (1846)
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The wooden two masted brigantine Orleans was built in 1846 at Clayton, New York. On November 21, 1847 she was ashore at the head of the Detroit River near the lighthouse.

Last Document of Enrollment: Chicago 5/2/1855
Final Voyage

"The brig Orleans "went ashore south of the Gov't Pier about 2 p.m. on Sunday. Capt. J. Douglass, Charles Brock, first mate, and a man whose name we could not learn, were drowned in trying to reach shore. A boat from one of the vessels lying near was manned...and the lives of the rest of the crew and those on board, six in number, saved." Milwaukee Sentinel 10/22/1855.

"The brig Orleans, wrecked south of the Government Pier, was an old hulk and so rotten that the sea quickly knocked her to pieces." Milwaukee Sentinel 10/23/1855.
 
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