The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicago Democrat (Chicago, IL), 18 Nov. 1835


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SEVERE GALES. - Our lake, for two or three weeks past, has been visited by several severe gales, and we regret that several serious and distressing accidents have occurred in consequence. The Lafayette, laden with flour and other articles, and having several passengers on board, was driven ashore at Macinac and is sunk, and will probably be lost, together with a portion of her cargo. The schooner Utica left this port for Michigan City, laden with salt, butter, cheese, &c.; &c.;, and was compelled, in stress of weather, to throw over a considerable portion of her lading, and was, nevertheless, driven on to the beach where she is still lying. The Jesse Smith, on her way to Chicago, sprung a leak, and had so much water as to extinguish the fire in the cabin, and she was compelled to throw over the cargo on deck, by which means she was enabled to reach our port.

The Bridget, Capt. Drure, left this port about a week since for St. Joseph, and was to sail from thence to Detroit. News reached town yesterday, that after having touched at St. Joseph, she was found capsized about six miles off Michigan City, and it is feared all on board, crew and passengers are drowned. The schr. Swan slipped her cable at St. Joseph about ten days since, and has not since been heard from.


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Date of Original:
18 Nov. 1835
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GLN.3212
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English
Donor:
Robert C. Myers
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Chicago Democrat (Chicago, IL), 18 Nov. 1835