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St. Joseph (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1847

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MARINE DISASTERS :- We regret to learn by the Schooners BONESTEEL and JESSE SMITH, arrived from Grand River, Mich. Yesterday, that the Schooners WHIG, HENDERSON, ST. JOSEPH, and H. PARSONS, and one, name unknown, all went ashore at or near the mouth of the Grand River in the gale last week. The HENDERSON is supposed to be a total wreck. -- Milwaukee Sentinal
      We learned last evening, from vessels just from Gran River, Mich., that the schooner St. JOSEPH and brig E. K. HENDERSON grounded in entering that river, and that the former is a perfect wreck, and the HENDERSON fast going to pieces. The captain of the schooner J. C. SPENCER reports that there is scarce water enough over the bar of Grand River to allow passage of the lightest draught vessels, and for a time, at least, the trade to that river must close. The crews of the HENDERSON and St. JOSEPH were driven to the rigging, where they remained all night, and had well nogh perished with the cold. -- Chicago Dem.
      Cleveland Herald, Weekly
      Wednesday, April 21, 1847

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.05835 Longitude: -86.25089
William R. McNeil
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St. Joseph (Schooner), aground, 1 Apr 1847