The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 23, 1854

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p.2 On A Reef - Vessel Foundered - The Detroit Free Press says the schooner Western Star, Capt. Beels, from Sheboygan, with 8,000 bushels wheat, for Buffalo, struck on the night of the 6th inst. on a reef off Kettle Point, Lake Huron, where she now lies fast. Part of the crew were left on shore to watch the vessel; the captain and the balance of his men arrived here last night. Capt. Beels was informed, at a tavern a few miles from Port Sarnia, that a three masted vessel had foundered off Goderich and that all on board had perished, except a boy, who was taken off one of her hatches by some Indians. The boy was on his way to Port Huron, and had given the name of the vessel to the tavern keeper, who had forgotten it.

The vessel was probably the Col. Camp as a report was carried into Chicago by the propeller Iowa of her wreck under similar circumstances.

Dec. 25, 1854

not published

Dec. 26, 1854


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 23, 1854