The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Niles Republican (Niles, MI), 25 March 1865

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Wreck at St. Joseph.

We learn by Mr. S. Griffin of this city, who was an eye witness, that the schooner Whip, Capt. Nelson Blenn, of Milwaukee, in attempting to enter the harbor at St. Joseph, missed the pier and went ashore about eighty rods north of the pier. Five men and one woman was on board. All save the women, who was below, was lashed to the rigging. She [sic] schooner was rapidly filling, the gale was furious, and the Capt. to save the woman, unlashed himself. He was soon washed overboard. He endeavored to save himself by floating lumber, but was knocked off and drowned. Some sailors on shore took a yawl and went to the rescue. Bravely did they battle the tempestuous sea with their little craft, and succeeded in reaching the schooner, and saved the balance on board. The vessel will probably be a total wreck. Captain Blenn leaves a wife and six children in Milwaukee. He has sailed on the lakes for 25 years, and was respected by all who knew him.

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Niles Republican (Niles, MI), 25 March 1865