The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Challenge (Schooner), lost mast, 1 May 1862

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CHALLENGE Schooner, cargo iron ore, aground at Topsail Island, lightened and got off. In Saginaw Bay, lost her foremast and was towed to Cleveland.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 26, 1863. Casualty List, 1862

SERIOUS DISASTER. -- The schooner CHALLENGE, owned by A. Bradley, of Cleveland, met with a serious accident on Lake Huron on her recent passage from Lake Superior to Cleveland, losing both her spars. She was taken in tow by a tug and towed direct through to Cleveland, where she is undergoing repairs. No one was injured by the accident so far as we could learn. -- Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, May 29, 1862

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Reason: lost mast
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.75002 Longitude: -83.66664
William R. McNeil
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Challenge (Schooner), lost mast, 1 May 1862