The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Orion (Steamboat), aground, 16 Oct 1870

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The sidewheel steamer ORION of Goodrich's Line left Grand Haven at the usual hour on the evening of the 13th, but found the sea too heavy for safety and was compelled to turn back early Sunday morning. While making the harbor missed the channel, struck upon the bar and stranded between the harbor and the wreck of the steamer MILWAUKEE. Later advices announced that the ORION went to pieces and is now a complete wreck, The passengers, officers and crew were all safely gotten ashore. The ORION was built in 1866 at a cost of $80,000 and she was insured for $24,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 28, 1870

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.06307 Longitude: -86.22839
William R. McNeil
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Orion (Steamboat), aground, 16 Oct 1870