The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Louis (Brig), sunk, 27 Nov 1835

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DISASTERS ON THE UPPER LAKES. - We learn by Capt. Hubbard, of the schooner
CLEVELAND, which arrived on Sunday from Chicago, that several schooners have been lost during the boisterous weather, which has prevailed for several days past. The ARIADNE went ashore off the mouth of St. Joseph river - hands all safe. The LAFAYETTE was driven on a reef of rocks off the point at Mackinac, hands all saved. The St. LOUIS capsized during the violent gale which occurred last Friday; other vessels happening luckily to be in sight, the crew were picked up.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, December 4, 1835 p. 2, c. 4

Schooner ST. LOUIS.--This new vessel (?), which was struck by a squall on Lake Huron some years since, and which took down with her some $5,000 in coin, is about to be raised. Capt. Webster, late of the OTTAWA, has chartered the BALTIC and a large scow and will proceed immediately to get her up. The ST. LOUIS was a fine craft and was lost the first season out.--Buf. Com.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      June 7, 1844

The Brig M. OLIVER, Capt. Kyle, has left Buffalo for Fort Gratiot, to assist in raising the schooner ST. LOUIS.
      Detroit Daily Advertizer
      June 27, 1844

The brig M. OLIVER, Capt. Kyle, has left for Fort Gratiot, to assist in raising the schooner St. LOUIS.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 22, 1844 2 - 3

      SCHOONER St. LOUIS. - We learn from Capt. Stannard of the BUNKER HILL, that those engaged in getting up this vessel, succeeded in raising her some 12 feet and swinging her round about 15 rods a few days since, but owing to a storm coming on she was let down, but would be raised again and secured as soon as the weather becomes calm. She is represented as being sound and as having sustained but trifling damage.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 9, 1844 2 - 3

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

      We learn verbally by the ILLINOIS that the schooner St. LOUIS has been raised, sound as a nut and taken to Port Huron. If so, Capt. Webster has been particularly fortunate, considering the short space of time in which he has been engaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 13, 1844 2 - 5

(From log of stmr. WAYNE. - "July 14th, passed brig MAJOR OLIVER and schooners U. STATES, in St. Clair River, with schooner St. LOUIS between, having succeeded in raising her after being sunk in Lake Huron since 1835.")
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 17, 1844 2 - 7

Capt. Webster is now here procuring rigging for his recently raised schooner, the St. LOUIS. Capt. Webster thinks his prize sound and seaworthy in every respect and misses nothing but the $5,000 in coin, which is said to have gone down with her. In all other respects she is just in the condition described.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 23, 1844 2 - 2

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St. Louis (Brig), sunk, 27 Nov 1835