The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit (Brig), aground, 1 Nov 1835

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SEVERE GALE.--After a season of remarkably fine weather, the lake has at length been visited by a storm of unusual violence, and we fear disasterous consequences to the shipping and property exposed to its fury. It commenced blowing from the Westward this morning before day (Wednesday), and continued unabated, with hail, rain and snow, until we put our paper to press, (Wednesday evening). The older inhabitants never saw the water so high in the bay - the wharves have been nearly all covered, and are stripped of their plank, wood, and nearly everything piled upon them. During the morning the Steamboats WILLIAM PENN and NORTH AMERICA came into the harbor. The PENN lies at anchor in the inner bay, opposite the town, the NORTH AMERICA, in attempting to go into the little bay, got ashore on the sand bar inside of the North breakwater, and will probably be left high and dry when the water subsides. Three schooners, during the morning, came into the outer roads - two still hold on and the other, after dragging for some distance, put away before the wind. One of the old war vessels, the DETROIT, lies in the channel, where she grounded last evening, in attempting to bring her to town. Capt. MIles, and about ten men, are on board, completely exposed to the fury of the storm, without fire, shelter or provisions. We hope that the violence of the storm will soon abate, that boats can go off to their relief. Erie Gazette.
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Wednesday, November 11, 1835 p.2 col.1

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Detroit (Brig), aground, 1 Nov 1835