EQUATOR Schooner, beached near Sheboygan, Lake Michigan. Property loss $1,500
Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)
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ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER MICHIGAN. -- The U. S. Steamer MICHIGAN arrived at this port last evening from Chicago, via Milwaukee. We are indebted to Capt. Nicholas for the annexed intelligence: During her cruise down she rendered assistance to the following vessels: At 6:40 A. M. of the 20th inst., commenced hauling off the schooner HAGER, ashore at the mouth of the Milwaukee River; at 8 succeeded in getting her off and towed her into the lake, after having parted two hawsers in the operation. Then stood up the lake in search of the schooner EQUATOR, reported to be ashore near Sheboygan. At 1 P. M. sent a boat to the stranded vessel; found her bilged and discharging her cargo. Touched at Sheboygan and landed the agent of the owners. At 10:15 A. M. on the 21st inst., left Mackinaw, and stood north on Lake Huron, in search of the steamer GARDEN CITY, reported below to be on shore, which found stranded on the Hog's Back Reef, fifteen miles west of Detour; sent a boat to ascertain is she could render any assistance. The boat returned, reporting the steamer broken in two, a schooner alongside taking out the bedding and furniture, the passengers and the best part of the furniture having been previously taken off by the steamer QUEEN CITY. At 1:40 stood down the lake. On the morning of the 22d inst., discovered the propeller PLYMOUTH, of Buffalo, ashore in the rapids at the head of St. Clair River. Went to her assistance, and after four hours of incessant toil, succeeded in getting her off, -- Free Press.
Cleveland Morning Leader
Saturday, May 27, 1854