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Palladium and Chronicle (Oswego, NY), Wed., June 13, 1832

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Guerrier Capsizes Near Detroit River

We regret to state that the schooner Guerrier, Capt. Pember, which left this port for Detroit, was capsized in a squall, near Detroit river on Tuesday last. The captain, crew, and passengers, with the exception of a man, his wife, and three children, succeeded in making their escape, by gaining the Canada shore.

It was supposed, as nothing had been heard from those who remained on board, that they had all perished, until the Steam boat Niagara, on the following day, passed the schooner and relieved the man from this perilous condition. The man, who has been landed at Sandusky, states that he and his family, when the vessel upset, were in the cabin, the entrance and windows of which, with one exception, were close.

He was enabled, by holding on to the berths, to keep his own head and that of his wife out of water for some time. The unfortunate man, in this condition, saw his children all sink one after another. He continued to sustain his wife until she, at length, gave away to the same destroyer. Thus, in a short time, was he bereaved of his whole family. He has since we have understood, become deranged. - Cleveland Herald.

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Richard Palmer
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Palladium and Chronicle (Oswego, NY), Wed., June 13, 1832