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Arctic (Steamboat), aground, 11 Nov 1853

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ARCTIC Steamer, beached with cargo of provisions on Beaver Island, Lake Michigan, got off. Property loss $5,000 (estimated) without proper particulars)
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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MARINE DISASTERS. - The Milwaukee Sentinel says:- We regret to learn that
the steamer ARCTIC, bound for Detroit, via the Sault Ste. Marie, went ashore at
the Beaver Islands during the heavy gale on Friday. She had on a large cargo of
provisions from Chicago, mostly destined for lake Superior. We have not heard
the particulars of the disaster, or the extent of the damage, further than that the
ARCTIC was run ashore to keep her from sinking; the sea having nearly exhausted
her fires. The E.K. COLLINS started from Sheboygan, early yesterday morning, to
the ARCTIC's relief. The propeller FOREST CITY also got ashore at Sheboygan,
during the same gale, but got off again without injury.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 17, 1853

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THE ARCTIC AFLOAT. - The Detroit Advertiser learns that the steamer ARCTIC
has been relieved from her position on Beaver Island, by the COLLINS, and is now on
her way down.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 18, 1853

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The steamer ARCTIC arrived at Detroit on Friday last. The Advertiser, of
that city, says she does not look much the worse for her contact with the rocks
near Beaver Island.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, November 23, 1853

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: provisions
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.66472 Longitude: -85.55731
William R. McNeil
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Arctic (Steamboat), aground, 11 Nov 1853