THE LATE STORM
List of Vessels Lost on Lake Erie
Detroit, Sept. 30 - The following disasters are reported on Lake Erie;-
the Bark BUTCHER BOY, sunk, probably a total loss;
Schooners OADS and FAYETTE BROWN, ashore, badly damaged;
ANNIE VOUGHT, collided with BUTCHER BOY, badly damaged, brought to the dry-dock today.
Schooners VAN FALKENBURG, PHALAROPE, KENOSHA, YANKEE BLADE, FENTON, SWEEPSTAKES, ashore and more or less damaged;
Brig MONTEZUMA, ashore and gone to pieces--the Captain's wife reported drowned;
barges TREAT, HARVEST BELLE, and DETROIT, beached;
many scows and small vessels sunk or driven ashore.
The Toronto Mail
Tuesday, October 1, 1872
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THE STORM - DISASTERS ON THE LAKES.
A terrible storm of wind, accompanied by rain set in Saturday night, and continued with unabated fury throughout yesterday and last night. This morning there were no signs of abatement, and the results, especially upon the lakes, will prove of a very disastrous character. A number of vessels which left here on Saturday, at a late hour, very wisely returned to port. The following dispatch has been received from Detroit:
"The most furious gale of the season set in last night and still continues with unabated force from the west-southwest. Being unlooked for, its effects on the shipping will undoubtedly be disastrous. Four vessels are reported ashore and sunk near the head of Lake Erie. The only name ascertained is that of the bark ANNIE VOUGHT, which had the spars of another vessel lying across her deck. There had probably been a collision. The ANNIE VOUGHT had a signal of distress flying, but nothing could reach her. Another vessel is near by, with her crew in the rigging. The United States steamer MICHIGAN and a number of tugs are at the mouth of the river, ready to go out as soon as the weather permits. Two large lumber rafts are ashore near Point Aux, Lake Huron. The propeller GALENA is ashore on Thunder Bay Island."
Buffalo Evening Post
September 30, 1972
The wreckers which left several days since to rescue the schr. PHALAROPE, ashore near Eau, on Lake Erie, failed in the undertaking, and have returned. The vessel has been abandoned, and doubtless will be suffered to go to pieces unless others renew the attempt. The vessel was 18 years old and was built at Cleveland by Rodney Calkins. She was 371 tons burden and was owned in Milwaukee. The party which visited the same locality to rescue the CORTLANDT, have also abandoned that vessel. She has become badly broken up, so much so that the steam pumps have no effect upon her whatever. She too was an old vessel having been 24 years in commission. She was built at Cleveland, was 234 tons old style, and for several years hailed from Detroit. Both of the above vessels are being stripped of their outfit.
Detroit Advertiser & Tribune
October 9, 1872 4-9
Schooner PHALAROPE. U. S. No. 19766. Of 263.83 tons. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869