The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Star of the North (Barge), U22360, 1886

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Capt. George Pickle of Algonac, dropped dead in Detroit yesterday. Capt. Pickle was over 50 years old. He was master of the barge STAR OF THE NORTH, which was wrecked last spring. After the wreck he spent some time in the Marine Hospital, from which he was discharged a month ago.
      Saginaw Courier
      June 11, 1886

      Capt. George Pickett of Algonac drpped dead in Detroit Thursday. He was 60 years old and had followed the lakes nearly all his life. He owned the barge STAR OF HOPE, and was sailing her when she was wrecked at Pt. au Pelee early last spring. He had suffered greatly from heart disease, which undoubtedly caused his death.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 12, 1886 3-5

NOTE:-- it would appear that the STAR OF THE NORTH, should actually have read STAR OF HOPE

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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
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Star of the North (Barge), U22360, 1886