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Two merchant vessels collide in the Straits of Mackinaw in Michigan and five seaman are lost

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
12/01/1859
The steamship Milwaukee of the American Transportation Company collided with the schooner J.H. Tiffany in the Straits of Mackinaw between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron and both vessels were lost.  Five of the schooner's ten man crew were drowned.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Collision and Loss of Life," New York Times, December 6, 1859, p. 2. 

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