NORMAN Bark, capsized at Bear Creek. Property loss $200.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)
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CAPSIZED. -- The bark NORMAN, belonging to the Reindeer Line, capsized at Bear Creek, on Saturday night. She was loading with timber, and had her cargo nearly in, when, as the workmen were engaged in getting a stick of timber in at the port hole in the stern of the vessel, the blankets used to keep the water from flowing in, became disengaged, and before they could be replaced, the water rushed in so as to cause the vessel to settle considerably, and she rolled over. The tug WHITNEY, with one of Palmer's steam pumps, and the schooner FLYING CLOUD, went to her assistance on Sunday, and she will probably be raised without much trouble. -- Detroit Tribune, 21.
Buffalo daily Republic
Wednesday, July 22, 1857
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CORRECTION. -- We publiched an item, yesterday morning, from the Detroit Advertiser, stating that the bark NORMAN had capsized and sunk. That paper has the following correction: -- The bark NORMAN, reported by us as having capsized near Bear Creek, should have been the NORTHERN LIGHT. The gentleman who gave us the intelligence, unluckily confounded the two vessels. - Extress.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Friday, July 24, 1857
NOTE :- Bear Creek or River Sydenham runs into the Lake St. Clair