The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur, 10 Sep, 1868


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ANOTHER TERRIBLE DISASTER ON LAKE MICHIGAN
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LOSS OF THE PROPELLER HIPPOCAMPUS
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ABOUT FORTY PERSONS SUPPOSED TO HAVE PERISHED
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A PARTIAL LIST OF THE MISSING
&c. &c. &c.
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Chicago, Sept. 9

The Hippocampus, a propeller of ninety tons burther, plying between St. Joseph, Michigan, and Chicago in the peach trade, left St. Joseph Monday night with about thirty passengers and a full crew, since which time nothing has been heard of her. As she was due here yesterday morning, it is feared that she foundered in the storm of Monday night, and all on board were lost.

The following is a partial list of passengers known to have taken passage on her: Alvin M. Palmer, James M. Sartore, James Trimble, W. Burridge, John Burridge, Wm. Vaughan, W. Hathaway, C. C. Sutton, B. C. Lewis and Joseph Riford, all of Benton Harbor, Michigan; E. M. Hatch of St. Joseph, and C. Shum, of Bainbridge, Michigan; Joseph Higbee, W. S. Watson and A. P. Whitney, of Chicago. The crew consisted of Capt. H. M. Brown, Mate Robert Richardson, Clerk J. P. Bloom of St. Joseph; Engineer Richard Eustis, of Chicago; Wheelsman Charles Morrison, of St. Joseph, and five deckhands, names unknown. Tugs have been sent from her to search for the wreck.

A dispatch from Benton Harbor, Michigan, this evening, says the cargo of the propeller Hippocampus consisted of eight thousand baskets of peaches, mostly on the main and hurricane decks. The theory is that being top heavy from the extra weight on her upper decks, she capsized during the squall. The propeller Comet, which left St. Joseph the same night, reports having experienced heavy weather. The Hippocampus was valued at $23,000 and insured for $12,000.


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Date of Original:
Thur, 10 Sep, 1868
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GLN.4193
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Thur, 10 Sep, 1868