The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sat., 29 Apr, 1876

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THE FALCON. - In regard to the schr Falcon, which was lost at Chicago on Thursday, the Times says: The Falcon has been in the lumber trade for some twelve years, plying between this port and all points along the east shore. During the big storm of last fall she was driven on the beach near St. Joe where she has been lying all winter. Some ten days ago her owners, the Clark Bros. of this city, hired the tug Ben Drake for $600 to pull her off the beach and bring her home, where she could be fitted up for summer service. Several days were required to get her off the beach, and some time was devoted to the making of such repairs as were deemed necessary to bring her to this port. She was in very poor condition, however, though she would have crossed the lake in safety if she had not struck a streak of bad weather. The schooner was of about 200 tons burden, and was worth about $6,000. Very likely after this second disaster the ill-fated vessel will be found to be hardly worth repairing, though as she lies almost in the mouth of the harbor, she will have to be raised.

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Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Sat., 29 Apr, 1876