The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 19 Sept. 1823, page 2

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Emigration.--The steam boat Superior arrived here last Tuesday, with about 50 emigrants, among whom were several gentlemen from Ontario county, N.Y., who are now engaged in examining the interior of the country. We may look for a considerable addition to our population this fall from the state of New York.


Severe Gale.--On the 7th inst. a strong wind commenced from the north-east which occasioned several disasters on the Lakes But the Cleaveland Herald, we learn that the schr. Erie was thrown upon her beam ends off Vermillion river, that she righted after some of her spars were cut away, and that she was afterwards driven on shore six miles above the mouth of that river. By the Herald we also learn that the schr. Widow's Son was driven on shore at Grand river.

The schr. Dread left Buffalo for this place a few hours before the gale commenced with upwards of 30 emigrants, principally from Ontario county, N.Y. and from the rumors which went abroad on the arrival of the Steam Boat last Tuesday, we were under the painful apprehension that she had been lost--On Wednesday, however, information arrived that she was driven on shore at Long Point. We have not heard that any lives have been lost in the above disasters.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 19 Sept. 1823, page 2