The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicago (Propeller), struck wreck, leak, 3 Jun 1862

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The prop. CHICAGO, from Chicago arrived here yesterday shortly after 11:00
in a disabled condition, by having struck the sunken wreck of the tug ZOUAVE,
which lies at the outlet of Lake St. Clair, where she exploded a few days since
On the CHICAGO' s arrival at the dock the steam fire engines were immediately
brought into requisition by sounding the fire alarm, and in a short time all fears of
her sinking were overcome. She has on board a cargo of corn, a considerable
quantity of which will be more or less damaged. She will be lightened of her cargo,
when she will be placed in drydock and undergo all necessary repairs.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 5, 1862
      . . . . .

CHICAGO Propeller, struck on the wreck of the ZOUAVE and sprung a leak.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1863. Casualty List, 1862

NOTE :- ZOUAVE, Prop. exploded her boiler and sunk off Windmill Point, Lake St. Clair.

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Reason: struck wreck, leak
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $330
Cargo: $310
Freight: corn
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.35782 Longitude: -82.92992
William R. McNeil
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Chicago (Propeller), struck wreck, leak, 3 Jun 1862