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On Lake Superior, a passenger steamer runs aground during fog and is lost

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05/29/1860
During the late night, on Lake Superior and in a heavy fog, the wooden side wheel steamship Arctic ran hard aground on one of the Huron Islands.  A storm developed and waves soon smashed the vessel into pieces.  The passenger and the crew took shelter on the island and though they were without shelter for two days, there were no fatalities or serious injuries.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Wreck of the Steamer Arctic," New York Times, June 6, 1860, p. 1.

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