JUPITER Schooner, cargo wheat, sunk in Grand Traverse Bay. Property loss $4,400.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)
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The Chicago Press says the schooner JUPITER, Capt. Close, bound from Chicago to Buffalo with a cargo of wheat, lies water-logged at Grand Traverse Bay. She left Chicago for Buffalo on the 17th inst, with a cargo of 16,000 bu wheat. On the 19th., she encountered one of the fiercest gales which ever swept over the lakes, which stove in her cabin, when the water rushed in and filled her up. Contrary to the usual practice of running a vessel to the beach in such cases, Capt. Close set all the canvas he could, and with much difficulty got her into Grand Traverse Bay, where she now lies.
The brig ARCADIA left Chicago on Sunday for Traverse, where she will take on board the portion of the JUPITER's cargo not injured, and bring it to Buffalo. The JUPITER will return to Chicago with what is damaged.
The JUPITER is owned by E. A. Bruce, of Chicago, and is insured in the Buffalo Mutual. She is not damaged, however, to any great extent. The cargo is insured in a New York Company.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Wednesday, October 28, 1857