The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Siberia (Propeller), U115848, lost rudder &c., 1 Nov 1883

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George McArthur, of the steambarge SIBERIA, arrived at St. Ignace, Mich., reports having a rough experience on Lake Superior a few days since. She was struck by a heavy gale off Keweenaw Point, carrying away her rudder and placing her in the troughs of the sea for eighteen hours. Her cabins were damaged and much of her outfit lost. She managed to get to Michipicoten Island and anchored in 60 fathoms of water. She finally reached Sault Ste. Marie and there awaits orders. She had on board 72,000 bushels of wheat, of which about 14,000 bushels is damaged. She will be got through if possible. -- Chicago Report.
      Marine Record
      Dec. 13, 1883

SIBERIA, Official U. S. Number 115848, Propeller of 1892 gross tons, 1461 net tons. Built 1882 at West Bay City. Home port, Cleveland. 272 x 39 x 22.5. Crew of 15.
      List of American Vessels
      of the United States, 1904

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Reason: lost rudder &c.
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 47.40157 Longitude: -87.71178
William R. McNeil
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Siberia (Propeller), U115848, lost rudder &c., 1 Nov 1883