The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Badger State (Bark), aground ?, 13 Apr 1854

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Disaster on Lake Michigan. -- The violent Northwest storm accompanied with thick snow which prevailed on Friday, appears to have been felt with severity on Lake Huron. The mate of the steamboat PEARL informs us on Saturday that the schooner BUCKEYE, which composed one of a fleet that was upward bound, was compelled to return to Port Huron, by the violence of the gale, where her officers reported that the barque BADGER STATE, the schooner FORTUNE, the schooner LUTHER WRIGHT and the propeller FOREST QUEEN, had been driven ashore somewhere between Thunder Bay and Presque Isle. The LUTHER WRIGHT had lost one of her masts. The mate said there appears to be some doubts on the part of the captain of the BUCKEYE STATE, as to there all being ashore, some of them might have been only among the ice, and could not get out. -- Det. Adv.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, April 18, 1854

NOTE:-- The iron steamer MICHIGAN was dispatched to Lake Huron between Thunder Bay and Presque Isle, and found NO vessels ashore on that coast, her officers declared that the above (April 18th.) casualty statement to be unfounded.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Badger State (Bark), aground ?, 13 Apr 1854