The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Northern Michigan (Propeller), collision, 1 Sep 1856

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Propeller NORTHERN MICHIGAN and Brig NORTHUMBERLAND collide on Lake Michigan, the latter towed into port. Damage to former $750. To latter $3,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      COLLISION. - The Chicago Tribune of Saturday says the propeller NORTHERN MICHIGAN came in collision with the Canadian brig NORTHUMBERLAND, about midway between the Beavers and the Light ship. The prop. stove in the whole starboard bow of the brig, and damaged herself very seriously; she towed the brig into Beaver Harbor, where she sank, and after patching up her own bows proceeded to this port. The Captain of the NORTHUMBERLAND came up on the MICHIGAN and return to his vessel this morning with the tug WALTER McQUEEN and a steam pump. The vessel was in ballast bound to Collingwood, damages about $1,000.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, September 9, 1856

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $750
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Northern Michigan (Propeller), collision, 1 Sep 1856