The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 9 May 1826, page 2

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The Morning Star.--This little schooner, owned by the master, capt. Castello, of Sandusky, was found adrift by a British boat, last week, about forty miles below Amherstburgh. She had on board about eighty barrels of fish; several articles of ladies' apparel, two pairs of boots, four hats, a quack-doctor's saddle-bags, and several other articles were found in the cabin, which had the appearance of having been deserted in great haste. Her anchors and flying-jib were up, and there was but little water in her hold, not more than is usual after a severe gale. Her boat was not with her. There was no appearance of her having been on her beam ends, as first reported.

Whether the passengers and crew were lost, or saved themselves by taking to the boat, and landing on some of the islands, is uncertain. It is supposed that she was deserted during the gale of Friday night.


Steam boat to Green Bay.--We understand [tha]t the steam boat Superior, Capt. Sherman, [will] leave here about the middle of June, for [Ma]ckinac and Green Bay.


More disasters.--We fear that the late gales have caused a great destruction of property, as well as loss of lives, on the lakes. We heard, yesterday, that the British Schooner, the Hope, capt. Hacket, went ashore on Lake Huron, last week. One report was that two of the crew were lost, and another stated that all were saved.


Seven-fold Increase.--Last year at this time there was but one Steam-Boat on lake Erie, this year there are Seven!

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 9 May 1826, page 2