The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 26 July 1825, page 2

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Road to Chicago.--The Commissioners to lay out this road, and a part of their company, arrived in the schr. Mariner, from Chicago, on Sunday last. The survey was complete on the 15th inst. and they sailed for this place on the following day. The distance from this place to Chicago is 263 miles. Nearly the whole country is represented as delightful, and excellent for a road, excepting a few miles bordering the southern point of Lake Michigan, where sand and sand hills abound.


Melancholy occurrence.--On the 15th inst. while the schr. Tiger was on her passage, from Green Bay, and a short distance from the harbor, Lt. E.K. Low, of the 1st regt. U.S. infantry, was swept from the deck by the boom, and drowned. He was on his way to the south.--The helmsman gave the usual warning to beware of the boom, to which Lt. Low as inattentive. Every exertion was made to save him, but before the boat could reach him he sank and rose no more. The vessel came to anchor, and the effects [of] Lt. Low were sent to Fort Howard, from which place two boats were immediately despatched to sweep for the body. Lt. Low was respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, and his loss is deeply regretted.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 26 July 1825, page 2