The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
South Haven Sentinal (South Haven, MI), 13 October 1877

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The scow L. Painter, Capt. W. R. Johnson, now lies on the beach about seven miles to the north of St. Joseph. She is scuttled, and when the captain left her Thursday morning she was in about four feet of water so she can probably be put afloat again. Monday night at Union Pier, she was scuttled in four or five feet of water. Tuesday afternoon she was repaired, loaded and made away from the pier, but she was struck by the storm again in the evening and weathered it by using all the contrivances known to sailors until about five o'clock Wednesday afternoon, when, with his canvas and deck-load gone, and having lost all his chains and anchors, she went abeach, when the captain again scuttled her. His men were so benumbed as to make work impossible, and his own hands from being cut and pounded are swollen to nearly twice their natural size. To Mr. Beach and family the Captain and boys desire to tender their heartfelt thanks for kindness shown.

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The South Haven Sentinal of 27 Oct. 1877 notes that the government steamer Andy Johnson attempted to pull the Painter off the beach, but without success.
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13 October 1877
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Robert Myers
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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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South Haven Sentinal (South Haven, MI), 13 October 1877