The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wenona (Schooner), 27 Nov 1867

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The Fog - The smoky weather of the past few days has grossly impeded the movements of the lower lakes fleet, and there is reason to fear has caused numerous disasters in the vicinity of the Straits. The captains of propellers which arrived here Saturday evening and yesterday report that they had seen land but once or twice since leaving St. Clair River. They felt their way through the Straits with the lead, and groped past the islands in the same manner. The WENONA reports having had several very narrow escapes from collision with vessels on this lake. She met the schooner SAN JACINTO between the Manitous and Beavers, entirely lost in the fog, and gave her the course to alter; also warned a vessel off the shore at Pine River. Capt. Dixon, of the Hunter, brought a rumor from the Manitous that a number of disasters had occurred in the Straits; also reported between thirty and forty upward bound vessels at anchor near the Manitous. The rain of Saturday night caused the fog to lift a little yesterday morning, but during the afternoon and evening it became about as bad as ever. We await further intelligence from the lower end of the lake with interest. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 27, 1867 (Wednesday)

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Wenona (Schooner), 27 Nov 1867