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On Lake Michigan, another steamer is wrecked in a storm but no lives are lost

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
11/22/1860
The steamer Wabash Valley, newly leased to the Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railroad, left Milwaukee for Grand Haven, Michigan with thirty-six passengers and a cargo of 1,400 barrels of flour. Caught in a storm, the steamer was driven ashore near Muskegon, Michigan at around 3 a.m.  The vessel was completely destroyed, but all aboard scrambled to safety and much of the cargo was later salvaged.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Elizabeth B. Sherman,  Beyond the Windswept Dunes: The Story of Maritime Muskegon (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2003) , 70.

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