The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 13 Jan. 1837, page 2

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VESSEL IN THE ICE.--Early yesterday morning, a vessel was discovered in the ice about three miles from the shore, opposite this Harbor, which struck the night before, and several men went out to ascertain her condition. On reaching her, they found she was the schooner Fair Trade, which sailed from Cleveland for Detroit on the 13th of December last, with a full cargo of corn, oats, spirits, butter &c. She became entangled in the ice, near the islands at the upper end of the lake, and has since been drifting about in the ice, without being able to reach the shore although frequently in sight of the Canadian and American shores. A crew of three men was found in the cabin, warmed by a stove, having cut up the plank of the forecastle for fuel. Their provision except a small quantity of biscuit had been spent some time, and they have subsisted on corn, which they ground in a coffee mill until it was worn out when they soaked their corn, and ate it without grinding. An attempt, we understand, will be made to get her into this harbor, tho' the distauce [sic], and thickness of the ice, renders it a somewhat doubtful undertaking. --Ashtabula Sentinel.

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Richard Palmer
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Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 13 Jan. 1837, page 2