The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 18 June 1847

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U. S. Steamer " MICHIGAN."
Erie, Penn., June 16, 1847.

Gentlemen :- We left port on the 11th inst., after hearing of the disaster which had befallen the schooner " ROUGH and READY," laden with grain and flour, consigned to R.H. Heywood, Esq., of Buffalo, and after cruising about three hours came opposite Northeast, some 18 or 20 miles from this place, with floating pieces of wrecks and barrels of flour, some three miles from shore. We secured 132 barrels of flour, though we saw nothing of the schooner, which has probably drifted down the lake or gone to pieces in the late gale. We also picked up one satin vest, containing a gold pen and silver case, two sixpenny pieces, one lead pencil and a black silk handkerchief, and a bill against Mr. Little, probably the steward of the " CHESAPEAKE." Also one black frock coat, containing two pairs of gloves, two pocket handkerchiefs, one tobacco box, and three yards of ribbon. Also three boxes of little or no value

Stephen Champlain
Commander U. S. N.

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Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), 18 June 1847