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Huron (Steamboat), U11194, sunk, 1 Aug 1861

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HURON Steamer, cargo shingles and salt, sunk at Port Austin, Lake Huron
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862 Casualty List, 1861

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      The steamer HURON, when on her recent passage down from Saginaw to this port, struck on a reef of rocks at Port Austin, and shortly after sunk in about ten feet of water. She had been into the above place, and in attempting to back out again swung around again on the reef, as before stated. Capt. Cole succeeded in running her near enough shore to protect her from further harm. The tug BRUCE left yesterday with a steam pump to go to her assistance. ---- Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 23, 1861

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The steamer HURON, which was sunk a few days ago at Port Austin, has been raised and taken to Detroit for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 26, 1861

Steam paddle HURON. U. S. No. 11194. Of 348 tons. Built Newport, Mich., 1852. First home port, Detroit, Mich. ABANDONED 1877.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,200
Cargo: $200
Freight: shingles & salt
Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.04613 Longitude: -82.99411
William R. McNeil
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Huron (Steamboat), U11194, sunk, 1 Aug 1861