The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Star of the North (Schooner), U22360, sunk, 1 Sep 1866

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STAR OF THE NORTH Schooner, cargo salt, pounded over the "bar" and sunk at Chicago, September 1866. Property loss, hull $4,000 cargo $1,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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STAR OF THE NORTH Schooner of 287 Tons, owned at Chicago by C.J. Magill. Bound from Oconto to Chicago, sunk at Chicago piers, September 1866. Loss to ship $600 insurance $400 Loss to cargo $350
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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RECENT STORM - MARINE DISASTERS. - At about midnight, on Wednesday, the schooner STAR OF THE NORTH, in attempting to enter the harbor, was driven on to the bar. The tug BROTHERS, whose captain heard of the accident, went to her relief, and rescued the captain and crew, three in number. She now lies upon the bar disabled, but is not a wreck, and can be without serious difficulty got afloat. She is loaded with salt from Saginaw. Her insurance of $6,000, will probably more than cover the loss. She is owned by Messrs. M. & M. S. Regan of Detroit, and is valued at $9,000. -- Chicago Republican, 21st.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 24, 1866

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SCHOONER STAR OF THE NORTH. - The owners of this vessel, which was wrecked at Chicago, have abandoned her to the underwriters. It is more than probable that she will prove a total loss. She was built at Cleveland in 1854, by Spencer & Co., and was 287 tons burthen, old measurement. - Detroit Free Press, 23rd.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, September 26, 1866

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      MARINE ITEMS. - The schooner ROBERT B. CAMPBELL, which sank near Wells street bridge on Saturday night, is being raised and put in dry-dock for repairs.
The schooner STAR OF THE NORTH is also being raised.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, September 28, 1866

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SCHOONER 'STAR OF THE NORTH' --This vessel which unfortunately sunk, while entering Chicago harbor, a few days since, we learn is about to be dismantled, and the wreck removed out of the way. She was abandoned by her owners to the underwriters. The vessel was owned in this city by Messrs. M. & M.J. Ryan, who had her insured for $8,000 in two companies. - Detroit Free Press, 30th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 3, 1866

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      The schooner STAR OF THE NORTH, sunk at Chicago a few days since, has been raised and is for sale.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 5, 1866

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      The schooner STAR OF THE NORTH has been thoroughly repaired, partly rebuilt; and her outfit is entirely new throughout.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, November 12, 1866

Schooner STAR OF THE NORTH. U. S. No. 22360. Of 214.10 tons gross; 203.40 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1854. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 123.0 x 24.0 x 8.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: sunk
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: $1,000
Freight: salt
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
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Star of the North (Schooner), U22360, sunk, 1 Sep 1866