The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lafayette (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1835

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DISASTERS ON THE UPPER LAKES. - We learn from the Cleveland Herald of 27th
Nov., that the schooner MARENGO, Capt. Vary, was lost during the late gale. The
fate of the crew unknown. - The schooner LAFAYETTE, was also lost near Mackina,
but all on board were saved.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, December 1, 1835 p.2, c.2

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      DISASTERS ON THE UPPER LAKES. - We learn by Capt. Hubbard, of the schooner CLEVELAND, which arrived on Sunday from Chicago, that several schooners have been lost during the boisterous weather, which has prevailed for several days past. The ARIADNE went ashore off the mouth of St. Joseph river - hands all safe. The LAFAYETTE was driven on a reef of rocks off the Point at Mackinac, hands all saved. The St. LOUIS capsized during the violent gale which occurred last Friday.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, December 4, 1835 p.2, c.4

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ??
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.7839 Longitude: -84.72783
William R. McNeil
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Lafayette (Schooner), aground, 1 Nov 1835