The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Illinois (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1839

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SEVERE GALE. -- A severe gale was experienced by the shipping on the Lake on Saturday and Sunday last, which endangered the lives of many and occasioned the loss of much property.
The steamboat MADISON arrived here on Saturday, on her way down, but such was the violence of the wind that she was unable to obtain wood for the onward passage, and after withstanding the gale nearly all day, she broke her anchor and was obliged to put back to Chicago, that being the only place of safety which she could hope to reach, where she arrived at about 10 O'clock Saturday evening, with near two feet of water in her lower cabin and several of her state rooms stove in by the raging waters. She returned here again last evening and left during the night for Buffalo.
From Capt. McFadgen we learn that the ship Milwaukee, the brig John Kinzie, the schooners Illinois, Virginia, and three others, are on shore, between this and Michigan City...
      Detroit Free Press
      Wednesday, November 13, 1839

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Illinois (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1839