GLOVER, COLONEL Schooner, ashore near Michigan City. Property loss $1,500.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)
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Mr. John Berriman returned yesterday from a cruise along the east shore of the lake. He reports the schooner BELLE CITY ashore 12 miles below St. Joseph; the schooner COL. GLOVER ashore near the same place, and the schooner HIRONDELLE ashore about 8 miles below St. Joseph. They were not very badly on. -- Chicago Press, 24th.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Friday, November 27, 1857
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Last fall the schooner COLONEL GLOVER, Capt. Kahler, of Manitowoc, went ashore about twelve miles north of New Buffalo. This happened in the same gale which drove the schooner FLYING CLOUD on the beach at the head of the lake with such sad results. The COL. GLOVER (owned by Col. Glover of Manitowoc,) was light when she went on, and lay all winter high and dry. Early this Spring, Capt. Kahler undertook to get her off without the aid of a tug, and last week succeeded in raising with levers and launching her again. No sooner had they got her afloat than the gale of Tuesday (11th. instant) broke upon them, and another run upon the beach appeared inevitable. To prevent this, she was scuttled in what was supposed to be four feet of water, but in consequence of currents, before she sunk she had drifted into much deeper, and the prospect was fair for all hands going down with the vessel. In this dilemma the crew took to the rigging, and after spending a night there, were discovered by persons on shore, by whom, together with the crew, a line was passed between the main-mast and the land, and one by one the crew slipped along the rope and landed safely. On Saturday the tug McQUEEN placed a pump on board the schooner, and having pumped her out towed her into Chicago. The COLONEL GLOVER is now in dry dock, and will be ready for sea in a few days .
Buffalo Daily Courier
November 23, 1858
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