The schooner ISLAND QUEEN, bound down, loaded with grain, struck on Skillagalee Reef, Lake Michigan. To avoid sinking, the Captain ran her on to Point Wabashance, where she lay as the steamer GAZELLE passed, with considerable water in her. Cargo and vessel are doubtless insured. - Detroit Advertiser.
Buffalo Daily Courier
Friday, September 23, 1859
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The brig MARINER, Capt. Hackett, was brought into port last evening. He reports a tremendous gale during Monday night. He saw the schooner ISLAND QUEEN badly on the rocks at Point Waugoshance, just above the Straits, and nearly submerged. The latter left this city last week for Buffalo, with a cargo of wheat, shipped by Henry Fish, Esq. The schooner is owned in Massachusetts, and it is not known if she is insured. The grain was insured in the Buffalo Mutual. This makes the third cargo of wheat, and the fourth of grain, shipped from this port, lost in this gale.
Capt. Hackett also states that as he came up the lake he saw vast quantities of lumber and wood, bark, &c., probably lost from the deck loads of vessels exposed to the late gale. --- Chicago Tribune
Buffalo Daily Republic
September 23, 1859