Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Louisiana (Steamboat), aground, 6 Oct 1855
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LOUISIANA Steamer, ashore on Whales Back, Green Bay. Got off. Property loss $250.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Jan. 11, 1856 (Casualty List)

Chicago, Oct. 13. -- The steamer LOUISIANA ran on a reef near Green Bay, on Saturday night. At last accounts her bow was 5 feet out of the water, with great danger of her breaking up. Her cargo consisted of 160 tons merchandise for Green Bay.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, October 13, 1855

NOT SO. -- The report that the steamer LOUISIANA was ashore near Green Bay, is incorrect. She has since arrived at Collingwood, and left on her return to Chicago with a full compliment of freight and passengers.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, October 17, 1855

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $250
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.35887 Longitude: -87.18678
William R. McNeil
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Louisiana (Steamboat), aground, 6 Oct 1855