The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Huron (Steamboat), sunk, 25 Nov 1853
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HURON Steamer, sunk at Saginaw River, Lake Huron, got up. Property loss $500.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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SUNK. - The Detroit Tribune of Monday says:- We learn that the steamer HURON, on her last trip to Saginaw, in entering the river ran on a rock, and knocked a hole in her bottom. She was immediately breached, and sunk in eight feet of water. Her deck load was removed without damage, and the freight in her hold is of such a nature that water will not injure it much. The DETROIT left at noon today to go to her assistance. No difficulty is apprehended in getting her up.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 1, 1853

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We learn from the Detroit Free Press that the steamer HURON, which sank some days ago near the mouth of the Saginaw River, has been raised, brought to that city, and placed in dry dock for repairs.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, December 12, 1853

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.64697 Longitude: -83.85053
William R. McNeil
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Huron (Steamboat), sunk, 25 Nov 1853