The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
American Union (Bark), U307, collision, 1 Jun 1865

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MARINE NEWS - The Detroit Tribune of the 2?d says: On Sunday morning last, about five o'clock, the barque AMERICAN UNION came in collision with the schooner FREMONT, on Lake Michigan, in the locality of Bailey's Harbor, when the latter was sunk and will prove a total loss. The crew were enabled to get aboard the barque and were all saved. The FREMONT hailed from Chicago, and was engaged in the lumber trade. The crew of the lost vessel arrived in this port yesterday.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Monday, June 26, 1865

Schooner AMERICAN UNION. U. S. No. 307. Of 543.34 tons gross; 516.18 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1862. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 185.5 x 24.8 x 12.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.0586 Longitude: -87.11038
William R. McNeil
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American Union (Bark), U307, collision, 1 Jun 1865