The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Whig & Journal (Buffalo, NY), 25 Nov. 1835, page 2

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Lake disasters.--On Sunday night and Monday morning last, we had the wind quite fresh form the south west--but no way sufficient to create any anxiety for lake vessels. We are pained to learn, since, however, that its much greater severity west of us has caused several disasters.

The Steam Boat Columbus, Capt. Walker, we hear is beached near the Light House, at Erie, damage unknown. She threw over her deck load, consisting of one hundred and thirty barrels of oysters, before going ashore. The Steam Boat Daniel Webster, struck upon the pier at Grand River, in attempting to enter: amount of damage unknown, as she fell off and came to anchor some ten miles below, after the accident.--She is reported to have thrown overboard fifteen horses before she struck. No lives lost, that we hear.

The Schooner Bridget, we have just learned, was wrecked in the previous gale, the one of the 11th inst. which was so severe here, and extended, as we see by this, through the upper Lakes, also. She was driven ashore, near St. Josephs, on Lake Michigan, where she lies, upon her beam ends, a complete wreck. Captain Ludlow and all his crew lost. Fortunately she had been to Chicago--her outward destination--and landed her passengers and cargo, before the catastrophe.

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Richard Palmer
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Buffalo Whig & Journal (Buffalo, NY), 25 Nov. 1835, page 2