Schooner ECLIPSE.--The Green Bay Republican of the 5th, noticing the loss of the schooner ECLIPSE, near Louse Island, in November, says, that Mr. Hagedon, the owner and master, and a companion--all that were on board at the time of the diseaster--had reached that place, nearly worn down with hunger, cold, and fatigue. They had travelled, says the Republican, 80 miles on foot in a trackless wilderness, through mud, ice and water, with no covering at night and little to eat. The ECLIPSE had a heavy cargo of iron for the foundry, and of merchandise for Messrs. Gilbert, Goodell, Butler, and others, of Green Bay. Part of it was thrown overboard, but the larger portion saved--the schooner will be a total wreck.
Detroit Daily Advertizer
December 18, 1843
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We learn from the Green Bay Republican of the 5th Inst., that the schr. ECLIPSE, owned and sailed by Mr. Luthur Higedon of that place, while on her way from Mackinac to Green Bay about 2 weeks since, with a heavy cargo of iron for the foundry, and merchandise for Messrs. Gilbert, Goodell, Butler and others, struck ( a reef near Louse Island and will be a total wreck. Part of the cargo was thrown overboard for the purpose of lightering her off, but all to no purpose. Most of the cargo will be saved.
Of the merchants, Mr. Gilbert's loss will be the greatest, as his lot of sugar and salt dissolved in the water. Mr. hagedon and companion - all that were on board at the time of the disaster - reached Green Bay nearly worn down with hunger, cold and fatigue; having travelled 80 miles on foot in a trackless wilder, through mud, ice and water, with no covering at night and little to eat.
Daily Courier and Economist
December 23, 1843