The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Joseph Traveler (St. Joseph, MI), 25 March 1865 (Saturday)

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The schooner "Whip," in attempting to make the harbor on Wednesday last, in a heavy sea and a strong wind, was driven to the beach just north of the north pier. The captain, Blend of Milwaukee, and the mate were washed overboard. The mate was rescued as he floated near the shore on a plank. The captain was drowned and his body has not yet been recovered. The remainder of the crew clung to the rigging and were rescued. The cook, a young woman, was found in the cabin, clinging to the upper part, her body submerged up to her chin. She was rescued in an almost exhausted condition, and brought to the Perkins House where she was kindly cared for, and presented with a purse of nearly $100 by our citizens.

The schooner is almost a total wreck. She had left this port on Tuesday for Chicago, but encountering the storm, attempted to return and had almost effected a safe entrance, when an untoward wave carried her round the pier to destruction. She was loaded with lumber consigned by Messrs. Hopkins & Co. It will mostly be saved.

Captain Blend leaves a wife and six children in Milwaukee, who are certainly objects of deep commiseration. The Capt. had just purchased the vessel and had invested all his money and involved his homestead in her.

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25 March 1865 (Saturday)
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Robert C. Myers
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St. Joseph Traveler (St. Joseph, MI), 25 March 1865 (Saturday)