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St. Louis (Brig), aground, 1 Apr 1844

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Extract of a letter dated Chicago, Wednesday, April 17.-"The MADISON is just in and reports the Brig St. LOUIS ashore at the North Manitou. When the MADISON left she had thrown overboard her deck load, and had broken bulk. She will probably be got off, but will lose the largest portion of her cargo. She loaded at St. Joseph"
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      April 23, 1844

The BUNKER HILL, Capt. Stannard is just in from Chicago. We are indebted to Mr. Winslow for the following:
Sailed Chicago, April 10. Left in port ready to sail: Schrs. JOHN GRANT, GAZELLE, MARSHALL, A. BARTON, KINNE, MARENGO and SCIOTO for Buffalo. Sailed, 17th, schrs. ROANOKE and AMAZON for Michigan City, to load. Left port for Michigan City, brig BURLINGTON and Schrs. VELOCITY and DOLPHIN. Waiting for cargoes, schrs. HUDSON, CREVOLIN, PHILADELPHIA, LA SALLE, POTOMAC. For St. Joseph, brigs M. OLIVER and HOOSIER. For Racine, brig A. WINSLOW and schr. SAVANNAH, to finish loading.
Schr. NAVIGATOR was taking cargo from schr. WINDHAM; the WINDHAM went ashore on the night of the 17th in a gale to the westward of the pier; vessel bilged; had 9,500 bushels wheat, one half would be saved, balance damaged; the vessel will be
got off; vessel and cargo insured. The W. G. BUCKNOR is ashore at Southport; vessel total wreck; no cargo. Brig St. LOUIS has been aground on North Manitou Island; threw
overboard 200 barrels pork and 400 barrels flour; part of the flour was picked up by brig RICHMOND and schr. BALDWIN.
Passed off South Passage, 20th inst, brig St. LOUIS bound down; off Thunder Bay, schr. GAZELLE, bound up. 30 miles above Fort Gratiot, propeller HERCULES, bound up. St. Clair river, schrs. BALTIMORE, CHICKALONI, and HARVE, bound up. Lake St. Clair, brig ASHLAND and schr. MARION, bound up, and schr. FAVORITE bound down.
      Cargo - 20 barrels seed, 41 boxes candles, 4 packages beeswax, 2 casks hardware, 200 hides, 32 bales wool, 50 kegs lard for Joy & Webster.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 23, 1844 3 - 4

The brig St. LOUIS, recently raised from Lake Huron and rebuilt at Detroit, has been launched again and is ready for commission. Capt. Webster takes command.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser'
      Thursday, September 19, 1844 p. 2, c. 2

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.12026 Longitude: -85.97926
William R. McNeil
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St. Louis (Brig), aground, 1 Apr 1844