a boat with ten men, left Black Creek, near Big Point Sauble, Lake Michigan, bound to Paintwater. The weather was calm and the lake smooth; the next morning the boat was found on the beach at Pierre Marquette Clay Banks, with two men in her, dead, and marks of violence on the face of one. The bodies were not examined. Since that time, five more bodies have drifted ashore near the same place.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)