Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lexington (Steamboat), aground, 15 Jun 1850
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Steamer LEXINGTON, ashore about 10 miles from Port Washington, Lake Michigan. June 19, 1850.
      Casualty List for 1850
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      STEAMER LEXINGTON. - The Detroit Tribune of the 20th, says this steamer is ashore on the rocks about ten miles north of Port Washington - will probably be a total loss. She went ashore Saturday evening in the fog. She lies in about six feet of water. No lives lost. She was on her way from this city to Green Bay.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      Saturday, June 22, 1850

Paddle wheel steamer LEXINGTON. Of 363 tons. Built 1838 at Black River, Ohio. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
DISPOSITION - Stranded June 15, 1850 at Port Washington, Wis. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S.
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 -1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.38722 Longitude: -87.87564
William R. McNeil
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Lexington (Steamboat), aground, 15 Jun 1850