The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Marine Intelligence
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), 23 Nov 1861, p. 3

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Detroit, Nov. 22, 1861

GENTS:--In my yesterday's report it was stated that the Keystone State had passed here. This was given me by the propeller City of Madison, who stated they met her in the night, but since give it as their opinion they were mistaken. I have no doubt they were. I fear the worst results as to the fate of that steamer. I do not telegraph this fact on account of the friends of those on board living in Buffalo and that vicinity, but that at the Keystone State is lost I now entertain no doubts. When last seen was on Lake Huron, by schooner Bronson and she has not been at Milwaukee, Chicago, Mackinac, Saginaw, Thunder Bay, or Goderich. Aside from this, the steamer City of Cleveland fell in with large quantities of floating wreck off Point au Barque, on Tuesday morning of this week, such as bulwarks, cabin-work, and long stanchions, indicating plainly to be that of some lost steamer. There are no other steamers or propellers due here but the Keystone; the Pittsburgh passed down last night, but knew nothing of her. It would not be improper for you to state in the marine column how she came to be reported passing here, and await further tidings.

Yours J. W. H.

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    Latitude: 44.2407937299695 Longitude: -82.943592109375
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