The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Nancy Dousman (Schooner), aground, 17 Mar 1844

Full Text

SEVERE GALE. -- A severe gale was experienced on Lake Michigan on the 17th inst, by which much damage was done to the shipping, and it is supposed some lives lost. The schooners VICTORY and NANCY DOUSMAN, have probably gone to the bottom, crews and all. The brig ROSA, and schooners JEFFERSON, OCEAN and WAVE, were lost; crews saved. All the other vessels that were out succeeded in getting into port, though many were much damaged. -- Grand Rapids Enq.
      Detroit Free Press
      Saturday, April 6, 1844

March 17 - Schooner N. DOUSMAN, ashore on Lake Michigan.
      Lake Disasters of 1844
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 8, 1845

      Chicago, March 28, 1844.
      You have been previous advised of the loss of the brig ROSA, and schooners JEFFERSON and OCEAN, which were stranded at and near St. Joseph in attempting to enter the harbor. None of them are worth getting off; the crews were saved.
      We have to add to the catalogue the schooners VICTORY, NANCY DOUSMAN, and WAVE, which are doubtless lost with all on board!
      The schooner FREE TRADER, just arrived from Grand River, fell in with the wreck of the WAVE off Kalamazoo, capsized, and her deck off. She took her chains off and attempted to tow her in, but was obliged to give it up, when it began to blow. It is now blowing a gale from the N. E.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 6, 1844

Media Type:
Item Type:
Reason: aground
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Nancy Dousman (Schooner), aground, 17 Mar 1844