Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Michigan (Steamboat), struck wreck and sunk, 1 May 1857
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Steamer MICHIGAN, cargo flour &c., struck the wreck of the steamer GOLDEN GATE at Erie, and filled. Property loss $3,200
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (casualty list for 1857)

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      Steamer MICHIGAN, sunk by running on the GOLDEN GATE at Erie. Raised. Property loss $3,000
      Chicago Daily Press
      Casualty List for 1857

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      We learn from the Buffalo Commercial, of Saturday evening, that the steamer
MICHIGAN while attempting to enter Erie Harbor, ran on to the wreck of the
GOLDEN GATE, and sank. The water is shoal, and she will be got up. The clerk
proceeded to Buffalo and procured the pump belonging to the Buffalo Mutual
Insurance Co., and returned to Erie. The hull of the steamer is not insured, but
the cargo, or part of it is.
      Detroit Tribune
      May 18, 1857

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Reason: struck wreck and sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: flour &c.
Remarks: Raised
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Michigan (Steamboat), struck wreck and sunk, 1 May 1857