The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Western Trader (Schooner), 1836


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      Frozen in the lake ice from the fall of 1836 until nearly June of 1837 the next summer, the schooner WESTERN TRADER drifted from the upper end of Lake Erie to the breakwall at Dunkirk. Part of the crew went ashore on the islands on the upper lake but the captain and 3 members of the crew stayed with the ship. When the ice broke up a dead calm held the ship motionless. The four men used the cargo of corn and oats for both fuel and food to survive. - L.V.
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Newspaper
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frozen in ice for winter
Date of Original:
1836
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McN.E.6782
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Western Trader (Schooner), 1836