The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Susquehanna (Schooner), aground, 27 May 1859

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HEAVY GALE ON LAKE SUPERIOR - DISASTERS. -From a merchant in this city who came down on the NORTH STAR, we learn that the heaviest gale of the season prevailed on Lake Superior, commencing Thursday afternoon and continuing until Friday night. Its full fury was experienced at Marquette, where two lengths of the Railroad pier were washed away. The schooner SUSQUEHANNA went ashore below Marquette. Her sails were torn to ribbons. - Detroit Tribune.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, June 2, 1859

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      The schr. SUSQUEHANNA, ashore this side of Marquette, has been got off. She was so much injured that, when recovered from the beach, she immediately filled and went down in 12 ft. of water. She was raised by means of steam pumps, however, and taken to Marquette, where she lay at the time the IRON CITY left. She is to be towed to the Sault by the prop. MANHATTAN, whence she will go of herself to Cleveland for repairs.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 18, 1859

The schooner SUSQUEHANNA, which since the late gale on Lake Superior, has been ashore near Marquette, has been got off and arrived at Detroit in tow of the propeller MANHATTAN. She came down without the aid of steam pumps, and it is thought is not damaged further than a little caulking will remedy. She was taken to the dry dock immediately, and will be ready to take on a cargo in a very few days.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      June 22, 1859

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.54354 Longitude: -87.39542
William R. McNeil
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Susquehanna (Schooner), aground, 27 May 1859