The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Osceola (Brig), aground, 1 Nov 1843

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Disasters on the lakes. -- We get intelligence from Capt. Munson of the ship SUPERIOR, who came passenger on the stmb. CLEVELAND, of the loss of the brig OSCEOLA, at Southport, Wis. The OSCELOA had a cargo of 6,000 bu. wheat, received at that place, when a gale came on with such force as to completely drive her over the pier, and force her on shore. About 2,000 bu. wheat was saved with the assistance of the citizens of Southport; the remainder, with the vessel will prove a total loss, the vessel being stove entirely to pieces.
The OSCEOLA, was a fine vessel, nearly new, owned by Oliver Lee, of this city; she was insured for $3,000 in one of the Buffalo offices. The wheat was consigned to Messrs. Kinne, Davis & Co., of this city, and was insured.
      Buffalo Daily Courier & Economist
      November 25, 1843

      BRIG "OSCEOLA" LOST. - The Cleveland Herald confirms the intelligence of the loss of this fine vessel, at Southport, W.T., where she was driven ashore in a gale, and finally went to pieces. She had on a cargo of 6,000 bushels of wheat consigned to Kinne, Davis & Co., of this city - about one third only of which was saved by the timely assistance of the citizens of Southport.
      The OSCEOLA was owned by Oliver Lee, and has been out but a year or two.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      Saturday, November 25, 1843

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SHIPWRECK ON LAKE MICHIGAN. -- The loss of a fine brig is recorded under our Marine Head, the OSCEOLA, Capt. Scoville, a total wreck, at Southport. The brig St. LOUIS has been got off without much injury. -- Cleveland Herald.
      Detroit Free Press
      Saturday, November 25, 1843
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      Brig OSCEOLA - The CHAMPION towed this vessel from Southport to this place yesterday. She is not seriously injured. Her cargo consisted of 2,500 bushels of wheat. Of this 1,500 bushels have been saved. The rest will be nearly a total loss. - Chicago Express, Nov. 27
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      December 11, 1843

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.56308 Longitude: -87.81174
William R. McNeil
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Osceola (Brig), aground, 1 Nov 1843