The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 24 Dec., 1867


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Total Loss of Life on the Lakes
During the year 1867
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The following is an accurate detail of deaths among seamen during the year now closing, either from natural cause or accident, and total loss of lives on the lakes:

Gilman Appleby, an old steamboat master died at Buffalo; 1.
John Scully, sailor, killed by falling from masthead of schr Napoleon; 1.
Michael Gibbons, seaman, killed on board prop Barber, on Lake Michigan; 1.
Capt. Thos. Vance and son, drowned from schr Lydia Ann, Lake Ontario; 2.
Capt. L. Lanergan, drowned from schr Pride, off Port Washington; 1.
Three lives lost from schr Rose Dousman, going ashore at New Buffalo; 3.
Five lives lost from schr Merrimac, foundering in Lake Erie; 5.
James Lavery, drowned from a sloop in Saginaw Bay; 1.
Fifty lives lost by the burning of prop Wisconsin on Lake Ontario; 50.
Sailor drowned from schr D. Newhall, on Lake Michigan; 1.
George Law, sailor, killed by falling from topsail yard of bark Sunshine; 1.
Amos Harris, sailor, drowned from schooner Corinthian, in Lake Erie; 1.
J. W. Morse, engineer, killed on board prop Dean Richmond by a fender; 1.
George Blanford and L. T. Backmeyer, drowned from a boat at Chicago; 2.
Henry -----, cabin boy, drowned from schr Advance, on Lake Michigan; 1.
Thomas Wilson, sailor, drowned from schr Belle City, near Port Colborne; 1.
Thos. Cumberworth, John Grosser, and John Boermaster, drowned from bark Cherumbusco, at Grand Traverse; 3.
Capt. Herson Morley, an old lake veteran, died at Sodus Point; 1.
Gregor Reef, deck hand, drowned from prop Badger State on Lake Michigan; 1.
George Case, engineer, steamer Princess, drowned near Gibraltar; 1.
William Love, sailor, drowned from a vessel at Port Huron; 1.
Wm. Hughes, deck hand, drowned from steamer Clement at Detroit; 1.
Ole Samuelson, sailor, killed on board schr Anglo Saxon by a fall; 1.
Capt. W. H. Benson, a well known steamboat man, died at East Saginaw; 1.
George Topish, deck hand, drowned from tug B. B. Jones in Lake Huron; 1.
Owen Johnson, sailor, drowned from schr Grapeshot, while hooking on boat; 1.
Archy Cameron, sailor, hung himself on board schr Chieftain; 1.
John White, sailor, shot by Capt. Duneanson, on board bark Col. Ellsworth; 1.
Four men drowned from a sloop off St. Joseph, Mich.
Lewis Nelson, sailor, drowned from schr Tartar, in Detroit River; 1.
John Rooney, sailor, drowned from bark Arabia at Port Colborne; 1.
Thomas Haller, second mate, drowned from schr Dan Tindall at Death's Door; 1.
Angus McDonald, sailor, drowned from schr Oriental on Lake Ontario; 2(sic).
Daniel Sheal, fireman, drowned from prop Rocket at Buffalo while intoxicated; 1.
D. G. Maynard, Esq., drowned from tug J. C. Morse in Lake Superior; 1.
Capt. Alex Lafferty, H. G. Johnson, Frank Lapham and Frank Day, killed by explosion of tug H. Johnson at Saginaw; 4.
Capt. D. M. McLeon, of prop Dubuque, died on board steamer Wave, on Lake Huron; 1.
Chas. Hammond, drowned from schr Mary Collins, at Bay City; 1.
Wm. Dugan, sailor, drowned from schr Eagle Wing at Marquette; 1.
Sailor, name unknown, drowned from bark Badger State at Chicago; 1.
Mary McGarrick, cook, drowned from schr T. J. Bronson while intoxicated; 1.
Wm. Morrison and Alex Clements, drowned from bark Sunnyside on Lake Michigan; 2.
James Mullen, sailor, killed on board the schr Buckingham by a fall; 1.
John Zemmuel, sailor, killed by a fall from the rigging on a vessel at Toronto; 1.
Capt. James Bailey, an old lake man, died at Windsor, C. W.; 1.
Harvey Williams, drowned from tug Old Jack at Cleveland; 1.
Merrit Estes, mate schr Arcturus, drowned off Sauble, Lake Huron; 1.
A colored deck hand drowned from prop Fountain City in Lake Michigan; 1.
--- Nickerson, deck hand, drowned from prop St. Joseph in Lake Michigan; 1.
Capt. Thos Saulter, an old lake man, died at Toronto, C. W.; 1.
Samuel Masters, died from injuries on board str Harris at Buffalo; 1.
Capt. Benj. Dove, of schr E. M. Carrington, died at Port Huron; 1.
Donald Calder, sailor, drowned from bark St. Lawrence in Lake Erie; 1.
Capt. Joseph Raymond, an old lake man, died at Detroit; 1.
Capt. William Ayres, drowned from schr Huron in River St. Clair; 1.
Thos Curley, sailor, drowned from bark Red, White and Blue in Tawas Bay; 1.
Frank Mitchell, watchman, drowned from prop Toledo at Toledo; 1.
Darius Horrigan, drowned from tug Gen. McClellan in Lake Huron; 1.
Edward Harris, sailor, drowned from scow Am. Champion; 1.
Charles Brown and two others, sailors, drowned from schr Barney Eaton, on Lake Michigan; 3.
Walter Sheehan, mate, drowned from scow W. R. Hannah, near Sandusky; 1.
George Miller, 2nd mate prop Marquette, killed by falling into hold at Detroit; 1.
Henry Elphick, of bark Glenbulah, died at Chicago; 1.
Capt. Robert Prigeon; Elijah Prigeon, mate; John Kirchean, Wm. Sampton, and three others, killed by explosion of the tug Muir in River St. Clair; 7.
Arthur Blackburn, mate schr Clara, drowned at Green Bay; 1.
Patrick Kinsella, drowned from schr C. C. Trowbridge at South Manitou; 1.
Charles Andrews, drowned from schr J Webber at Buffalo; 1.
Thomas Johnson, master; Abraham Hansen and B B Swanson, drowned from schr Ringgold by that vessel capsizing on Lake Michigan; 3.
A German sailor drowned from the scow Loon at Detroit; 1.
Abraham Ryerson, sailor, drowned from scow Orion on Lake Michigan; 1.
Jerry Donahue, killed during an affray on board bark Bridge at Chicago; 1.
Mrs John Murphy and daughter, and J Laberday, drowned from scow Ira Mason; 3.
Henry Wright, James Cullen, George Brew, James Mahoney and one unknown, drowned from barge Pacific at Grand Haven; 5.
Three lives lost from schr Telegraph getting wrecked on Lake Michigan; 3.
Seven lives lost schr Mary Elizabeth foundering in Lake Erie; 7.
John Lutherin, drowned from schr U. S. Grant in Lake Michigan; 1.
Two lives lost from prop Waukazoo at Kalamazoo; 2.
Henry McGrory, drowned from prop Dubuque at Detroit; 1.
R Fleming, killed by falling into the hold of the bark Bridge at Buffalo; 1.
A colored man, drowned from prop Rocket at Green Bay; 1.
Cornelius May, drowned from schr Persian in Lake Ontario; 1.
James Conner, sailor, drowned from schr Union at Milwaukee; 1.
Thomas Hillman, sailor, drowned from a vessel at Oswego; 1.
Jerry Baldwin, drowned from tug Windsor in St. Clair River; 1.
Perry Walsh, mate, drowned from schr Clipper City in Lake Michigan; 1.
John Wilson, drowned from tug Hector in St. Clair River; 1.
John Brenkle and Joseph Roberts, drowned from small boat at Chicago; 2.
Cyrus Gates and Frederick Pierce, drowned from bark P. S. Marsh off Long Point; 2.
Capt. Thomas Richardson and crew of six men drowned from brig Gen. Worth in Lake Erie; 7.
Two sailors drowned from schr Kate Doak at Pere Marquette; 2.
---- Kelly, a sailor, drowned from a vessel at Toronto; 1.
Daniel Frasier Smith, drowned from schr Mazeppa at Point au Pelee; 1.
John Williams, colored, killed in an affray on board prop Advance; 1.
Three seamen drowned from stmr Wolverine at Quebec; 3.
Capt. Jas. Coughlin, drowned from a barge at Chicago; 1.
Herbert Stevens, drowned from schr Admiral, near Toronto; 1.
John Hourigan, drowned from a scow at Detroit; 1.
Howard Brown, killed by a fender on board steamer Daniel Ball; 1.
Levi Lemon, engineer, scalded to death on board prop City of New York; 1.
Charles Evans, drowned from schr Granada, at Port Colborne; 1.
Dennis McCarthy, drowned from schr Algerine, at Beaver Island; 1.
Two lives lost from sloop Explorer, at Cove Island; 2.
Orrin Phillips, Wm. Johnson, Wm. Davis, Samuel Johnson and one other drowned from prop Owego, in Lake Erie; 5.
Sailor drowned from scow Black Rover, at Cleveland; 1.
John McGeen, killed by falling into hold of prop Edith; 1.
Sailor drowned from scow Supply, in Lake Michigan; 1.

Total loss of life from all causes211
Total loss of life in 1865111


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Date of Original:
24 Dec., 1867
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GLN.4739
Language of Item:
English
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 24 Dec., 1867