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Norman (Bark), lost foremast & sails, 1 Oct 1862

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Bark NORMAN, lost foremast, mizzenmast, sails, etc., in a squall on Saginaw Bay.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863 (Casualty List, 1862)

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      DISMASTED. - Captain Kenyon, of the steamer FOREST QUEEN, which reached her yesterday from Saginaw, reports seeing a black bark dismasted off Point Au Barque, and that lights were exhibited over the side of the vessel showing distinctly that all her spars were carried away. We shall doubtless obtain further particulars by the river boat today. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 24, 1862

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DISABLED. - The Bark NORMAN proves to have been the vessel reported dismasted on Lake Huron, off Point au Barque. She arrived here Wednesday night, minus a number of her spars, and a greater portion of her canvas, and altogether in a disabled condition. She will be put in proper repair before proceeding any further. -- Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 25, 1862

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Reason: lost foremast & sails
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,500
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
William R. McNeil
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Norman (Bark), lost foremast & sails, 1 Oct 1862