The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Galena (Propeller), aground, 25 Sep 1872

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The loss of the steamer GALENA, built in 1857 at Cleveland by Luther Moses was reported. She is a complete wreck on North Point, near Alpena.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, September 28, 1872

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The propeller GALENA is reported to be a complete wreck. The steam barge DETROIT and the tow barge HUNTER have been abandoned.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 7, 1872
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The wrecking stm. MAGNET which set out from Detroit a few days since to rescue the prop. GALENA, returned to Detroit friday, having been unsuccessful in her mission. The GALENA was found to be too much broken up, and in short was almost a complete wreck, and the fragments not worth recovering.
      Toledo Blade
      October 8, 1872 3-6

The proprietors of Blodgett's line have on the stocks at Marine City, a propeller which will be completed for the spring trade. She will be 190 ft. keel, 34 ft. beam, and 13 ft. hold. They purchased the wreck of the prop. GALENA, which went ashore near Alpena last fall, and will put the engine of the GALENA, which is a good one, into the new propeller. She will class A1 and will be fitted up with all the modern improvements.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 3, 1873 3-4

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.02085 Longitude: -83.26497
William R. McNeil
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Galena (Propeller), aground, 25 Sep 1872