The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Napoleon (Propeller), aground, 1 Dec 1850

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NAPOLEON Propeller, and the propeller INDEPENDENCE, were both driven ashore on Lake Superior, about the 1st.of December last. We have not learned the particulars, not having received any mail from the "Soo' since December 1st.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Jan. 20, 1851

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From Lake Superior--Green Bay, Dec. 20
Two gentlemen, with the mail carrier and mail, came through yesterday to this place. They found snow two and three feet deep around the head waters of the Menominee.
      During the late gales the propellers INDEPENDENCE and NAPOLEON were driven on shore near Eagle Harbor, and it is supposed will be totally lost.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      January 7, 1851

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Propeller NAPOLEON of 181 tons, built 1845 at Sault Ste Marie, Mich. and was abandoned in 1859. REMARKS---Built as 181 tons schooner, converted to steam 1849.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      1790-1868, Lytle -- Holdcamper List

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 47.45713 Longitude: -88.15122
William R. McNeil
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Napoleon (Propeller), aground, 1 Dec 1850