Captain Butlin of the ARCTIC reports that one of the men belonging to the J.Y. SCAMMON has arrived at Sheboygan, bring the information of the loss of that vessel in the blow of last week, at South Manitou Island. Her large anchor getting foul, the smaller one was cast, but she dragged ashore nevertheless, and broke in two, immediately upon striking. --- Chicago Journal.
Cleveland Morning Leader
Friday, June 16, 1854
SHIPWRECK. -- The brig J.Y. SCAMMON, Capt. Carver, sailed from Chicago on the 2d, with 17 passengers and some freight for Grand Traverse Bay, and was wrecked under the lee of South Manitou, - whither she had put back from the Bay -- in a north-east gale on the following Wednesday morning. The passengers were taken in the brig's boat to the eastern shore of the Michigan, distant about 8 miles, and safely landed on Sleeping Bear Point. Capt. Carver and four of his crew went to Chicago in the propeller NILE, where they arrived on the 12th. The SCAMMON is nearly a total wreck. No one lost.
Buffalo Daily Courier
June 16, 1854
The Chicago Tribune says the brig J.Y.SCAMMON, engaged in the lumber trade between that city and Grand Traverse Bay, went ashore within eight miles of the latter place. her passengers, 17 in number, were got off safely. She is probably a total loss. She was owned by Hanna & Co., and C.H. Walker, of Chicago was 240 tons burthen, ten years old, and fully insured.
The Democracy, Buffalo
Saturday, June 17, 1854